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It's still illegal to smoke pot in public

I was shocked to read Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger's claim that legislation in the state Senate designed to fix the legislature's decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana would also legalize smoking marijuana in public and while driving ("Md. marijuana bill veto should stand," Jan. 11).

I was even more shocked to read the bill itself and learn that such assertions are bald-faced lies.

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SB 517 clearly states that smoking marijuana in public can result in a fine up to $1,000 and that there is no change to the laws against driving while intoxicated.

I am not surprised that a politician would bend the truth. But why would The Sun risk its reputation to reprint falsehoods? You have done your readers a disservice.

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Jon Sussman

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