A drug is being sold in our great city that results in thousands of deaths each year and is a root cause of homelessness, mental illness, lost jobs and a host of different crimes. And get this: The drug is available for purchase by anyone over 21 in restaurants and stores in nearly every neighborhood.
I trust that the city will now use its overstretched resources to attack the vendors of alcohol. It won't waste its crime-fighting establishment's time on attacking pot stores and re-creating a criminal class of pot salespeople, will it?
I realize we have a perfectly functioning city with high-quality education, little pollution, efficient public transportation and an abundance of parks. Still, is focusing on closing pot stores really the best use of what we have?