The voice of reason thankfully comes from the Maine Chiefs of Police Association voicing its opposition to the legalization of marijuana and reinforces the need to soundly defeat the legalization of marijuana — Question 1 on the November ballot.
The BDN has reported frequently the lack of adequate treatment services for people with drug addictions in Maine, the increasing number of people dying from drug addiction in Maine and the fact marijuana is stronger today than ever before.
Marijuana is a gateway drug, as Gov. Paul LePage has stated. It is dangerous, especially for our youth. Legalizing marijuana is unfortunately viewed as easy money to try to solve budgetary shortfalls. Legalizing marijuana is not the solution, and it will lead us in the wrong direction with more human suffering.