WAR ON MARIJUANA:
Dollars and lives going up in smoke! A Jan. 9 article in the Wisconsin State Journal quotes FBI sources as stating some 2,200 people are arrested every single day in the US for “marijuana violations” - almost 90% for possession alone. In the state of Wisconsin, over 14,000 arrests were for possession of marijuana in 2003 - and $83 million was spent by the state in "imprisoning such offenders... ". It is difficult to comprehend fully the impact that this has on lives of individuals and families, and costs for the community as a whole. Surely there is a better way!