Oregon Marijuana Legalization Gets Boost From Cops
Published on Oct 30, 2014
Law enforcement should be focused on finding real criminals, not going after marijuana consumers and growers. Marijuana Legalization Will Boost Public Safety In Oregon.
"Treating marijuana as a crime has failed," 30 former police officers, sheriffs, prosecutors and judges write in a letter released Wednesday by Yes on 91, the campaign supporting legalization in Oregon. "Arresting and citing thousands of people in Oregon and elsewhere for marijuana-related crimes is a distraction to law enforcement and a misuse of taxpayer resources. The time and money spent should go to make our communities safer. Police resources should be focused on violent criminals, thieves and criminal cartels.