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Looking into marijuana problem
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Dear Editor,
I see where Attorney General Derrick Schmidt is looking into the problem of marijuana from Colorado flooding into Kansas. That’s probably a good idea, since pot is illegal here and legal in Colorado, so there might be problem.
However, we should be wise as we proceed with this investigation. The other salient fact that we have to establish is whether or not legalization in our neighbor state has resulted in a significant increase in pot use here. If it has, we should move to protect our citizens. If, on the other hand, marijuana use is at about the same level it has always been, we should take care lest our investment of legal and enforcement resources does nothing but increase the market share and profits of the Mexican drug cartels. That end goal would not be worth our efforts.
Steven C. Flanders