This isn’t particularly unusual, yet it still caught my eye:
The Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police issued a statement in March saying it opposes expanding the availability of marijuana in Vermont.
Police believe their concerns about health risks, highway safety and employment issues related to marijuana have been ignored by the governor and lawmakers.
Why are the Chiefs of Police attempting to advise the governor and lawmakers on issues of health in the state? Why are the Chiefs of Police advising the governor and lawmakers on issues of employment in the state? Doesn’t anyone in the media or in government question this?
It’s absurd. We don’t have the heads of the postal service in their official capacity expressing concerns about the effect of policies on farming.
Highway safety? Sure. Go ahead and knock yourself out. But bring the facts, not just scare tactics.