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Published LTE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Pot’s a Distraction

As a retired police officer, I heartily agree with PG columnist Tony Norman (“Legalized Pot? Like Getting Bonged in the Head,” July 13) that marijuana should be treated like alcohol, i.e., legal, regulated and taxed.

My profession will arrest more deadly DUIs and more child molesters when we stop arresting 800,000 marijuana users and suppliers each year. The police can once again focus on our original mission: public safety.

Adamstown, Md.

The writer co-founded Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10206/1074918-110.stm#ixzz0usWYMKZc

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