Some of Vermont’s top cops made their way to the Statehouse yesterday to try to derail
the marijuana-legalization train. Their input is certainly worth considering, but they kinda made a hash of it.
Their reasoning, in short:
— Eliminating the marijuana law will create substantially more work for law enforcement.
— Police don’t really enforce marijuana laws now, but legalization will trigger a cascade of problems.
— Law enforcement’s top priority is opioids, and legalizing marijuana will somehow compromise that effort.
Makes my head spin. Without a single toke, even.
The top cops’ bottom line: If you legalize pot, you’d better give us more money.
Pardon me if I don’t see the connection.