Enforcement costs will go up
Making marijuana legal for use by adults 21 and over will expose teenagers and children to the drug and make it more accessible to them. This will definitely result in increased use of marijuana by the children and teenagers of our state and will affect their ability to focus and learn in school and at home and could place them in danger.
One of the reasons that supporters use to justify the legalization of marijuana is that it will reduce the cost of law enforcement. I believe that legalizing marijuana and all of the work required to license and police its distribution and use will be more expensive to taxpayers in our state.
I am a Boy Scout of America and legalizing marijuana goes against everything I have learned about keeping my body clean and making good decisions that will help keep me and those around me safe. I hope that our legislators will reconsider this law and once again make marijuana use illegal in our state.
Lucas Doney, 12