I read with interest your 'commentary' section dated 10/24/04, written by Bruce Kauffmann: 'Prohibition was a total failure, and was put out of its misery by the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment and overturned the Volstead Act in 1933. The American public had finally come to the (sobering) conclusion that if alcohol was here to stay -- and it was -- then regulating and taxing its distribution and sale were better left to the government than the gangsters. 2004, Bruce Kauffmann'
Measure 33 involves far more regulation than what we have now. It is nonsense to suggest underground dealers will seek a regulated environment including inspections and reports required by Measure 33. Measure 33 actually encourages fewer and more heavily regulated gardens than in our current system. I think sensible voters will see the parallels, and, it is to be hoped, the benefits of regulating medical marijuana as proposed in Measure 33.