Legalizing pot would be a mistake all around

Should the issue be put up for referendum?

With drug addiction running rampant in our state, we are now faced with the likelihood that marijuana may soon be legalized in Maryland ("Should legalizing marijuana be on the ballot in Maryland?" Jan 30).

What will the state ultimately do with the taxes derived from the sale of pot? Well, how has that worked out with the revenues from casino gambling?

As for those who advocate the legalization of marijuana, why not? They have as much right to destroy their lungs as anyone else.

James Wetzel, Parkville

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