I think a gray area needs to be part of the equation in the courts' decisions when someone is potentially going to be sentenced to prison, or even the county jail, for any reason. A whole lot of folks are in there because they got caught smoking a doobie in public, maybe a few times, with their buddies. Turn those folks loose!
On the other hand, those who prey on these often-addicted users should be held 100 percent accountable, estimated taxes and all, for anything they peddle that's against a state law approved by the majority of those who think this is a democracy and not a representative republic. That means everything but pot right now. If those pushers or suppliers are an illegal alien, bust 'em and let them take the places of folks who just want to relax a bit and ponder the day.
The hardest criminals and those "most likely to re-offend" Level 3 Bootie Bandits amongst us should be placed where they can't hurt others, ever again. On the other hand, those who wish to destroy a few brain cells should be allowed to do so without outside intervention.
-- LARRY WHEAT, Kennewick