The organization Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has released a letter signed by more than 100 college professors — from Colorado and around the nation — that support the group’s November marijuana legalization initiative, Amendment 64, which seeks to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults similar to the way alcohol is regulated. The marijuana advocacy group is releasing the letter on the day that President Barack Obama makes a campaign stop at Colorado State University in what is expected to be a campaign speech about the issues that affect young college-age voters.
The more than 100 professors represent many different fields of study from law, health, economics and criminal justice from various universities around the nation including some professors from CSU as well as former colleagues of President Obama’s during his time as a professor at University of Chicago Law School.
“The time has come to take a more rational approach to marijuana policy,” Thomas Ginsburg, University of Chicago Law School professor, said in a statement. “By criminalizing marijuana, we are wasting scarce law enforcement resources, foregoing needed revenue, and channeling people toward the far more dangerous drug that kills tens of thousands each year – alcohol.”
Here’s an interesting read, and you just might find one of your old prof’s in the list of signatories on the letter. Find it HERE.
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