Higdon: Is marijuana enforcement a good use of state’s limited funding?
***Attention: Casey, Marion, Nelson, Spencer counties***
Senator Higdon believes the war on marijuana needs to change. He needs his constituents to ask him to push for marijuana decriminalization.
“I am concerned that the effort we exert to fight a war on marijuana is hampering our attempts to eradicate the opioid addiction crisis. Our law enforcement agencies have limited resources to fight drug abuse, and yet nearly 25 percent of drug arrests in Kentucky continue to be for marijuana. These arrests, for a substance that is legal in other states, clog our court system and our jails. Both time and money would be more wisely spent battling substances that continue to ruin the lives of more Kentuckians every year. The Legislature and law enforcement leadership should review our drug-enforcement priorities based on the reality of limited resources we have available to us.”
If you live in Casey, Marion, Nelson, or Spencer counties please call him today –
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Read more of Sen. Higdon’s letter at Nelson County Gazette –