Deleware State should at least study legalizing marijuana

While Gov. Jack Markell has come out against legalizing marijuana in Delaware, the state has followed others in the country and loosened it pot laws during his tenure.

On Friday, a new state law decriminalizing the possession and personal use of up to an ounce of marijuana went into effect.

Some believe this a step toward the eventual full legalization. Others, like Markell, oppose it wholeheartedly.

We believe Markell’s successor would be wise to at least sanction a comprehensive study of marijuana legalization in Delaware.

As it stands now, Delaware and the rest of the United States support (and profit from) the use of two very lethal substances – alcohol and tobacco.

According to the National Institutes for Health (NIH), 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes in the United States each year. Tobacco-related causes kill 480,000 people in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control....

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