The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 15, 2013

Free to express views

Daily Item

---- — I admire the courage of frequent editorialist Carlyle Westlund for his efforts to express his views, although I rarely agree with him. His letter to the editor from March 9, explains why he thinks legalization of marijuana would benefit the nation.

Mr. Westlund's idea to legalize "weed" and use the generated tax funds and time to police "more dangerous narcotics" is analogous to legalizing misdemeanors so that we can concentrate on felonies.

Harold Lerch,