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September 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Marijuana exemptions: Praise for blocking a ‘dangerous’ drug

“Marijuana progress” is an oxymoron [“Exemptions hurt state’s marijuana progress,” Opinion, Sept. 11]. There is no progress under the use of marijuana; it is a downhill slide into addiction and depravity.

Congratulations to those communities that have received exemptions. Criticism of these counties and municipalities is misplaced and should be directed toward Washington state for seeking exemption from federal laws restricting the use of this dangerous drug. States that selectively choose which national laws they wish to obey leads to — as The Times stated — chaos and inefficiency for our citizens and takes a step away from democracy.

The Times should take the responsible, moral position and abandon its support for this obnoxious weed.

Merle Hanley, Seattle

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