Regarding Froma Harrop’s Jan. 2 column “Time to end the marijuana farce”: Marijuana should be legalized for medical reasons, as in some cases the substance aids in relieving pain in the terminally ill.
It should also be legalized for everyone over the age of 21, the same as for alcohol. Most people can get access to it if they want, whether it’s marijuana or alcohol.
It seems the justice system really has no positive influence on repeat marijuana users through court costs, jail time or community service. If marijuana were legalized, the government could tax it and use the money to assist in substance-abuse education purposes.