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By Dean Kiggins

It's silly and needs to stop


To the Editor:

When the people of Washington State cast their votes and legalized the use of recreational cannabis, it signaled the “beginning of the end”—not the end of a civilized moral society, and not the end of a “safe and sane” populace. What it marks the end of is a policy set forth in the 1960s by our federal government with an agenda.

If you take nothing else away from this humble appeal for rational thinking, please take this: While marijuana has been federally illegal since the 1930s, Nixon’s “war on drugs” brought the issue to the forefront, and, under the controlled substances act of 1970, was reclassified as a schedule 1 drug, putting it in the same category...

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