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Decriminalize marijuana for everyone

Judges and lawyers — including prosecutors — with whom I have talked all think that marijuana arrests and prosecutions are destructive, costly and ineffective. They agree with the ACLU of Maryland's Susan Goering that marijuana should be decriminalized ("Reform marijuana law," March 24).

As a practicing physician, I strongly support that view not just for medical use but for all users.

Arthur Milholland

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