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Jail isnt the answer
Sound Off is a public forum. Articles are selected from letters to the editor or may be written specifically for this feature. Today, Trent Blackburn responds to a Guest Opinion suggesting a different approach to dealing with marijuana laws.
I appreciated the marijuana opinion written by Kathleen Taylor from the ACLU (Marijuana: Its time for a serious conversation, May 14).
I was a drug counselor in the California Youth Authority system in the 1970s and I cringe when I see news of yet another prison being built in our country, already with one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world.
The Europeans really have a superior approach with their harm-reduction orientation.
Our solution? Build more jails.