“Dear CDIA Members and Citizens of Colorado,
Those who want to legalize drugs weaken our collective struggle against this scourge of our society. Like a cancer, proponents for legalization eat away at society’s resolve and moral fiber. The marijuana-drug legalization movement has nothing to offer users and addicts but more drugs. The widespread use of tobacco and alcohol is the reason most often cited to legalize drugs, especially marijuana. Legalization would undermine current programs of educating people about the dangers of tobacco and alcohol. So, where is the logic that smoking and alcohol are health hazards when our society approves marijuana legalization?
Why would abusers of legalized drugs act differently from those of the same illegal drugs? Behavior does not change because society sanctions drug use. Alcohol is legal and its abuse is responsible for much violence in our daily lives. Legalizing alcohol has not negated assaults, domestic violence incidents, or drunk driving. Legalizing marijuana and other dangerous drugs will not diminish mental and physical destruction to lives. Proponents for legalization encourage each generation of users to follow the same erratic and directionless footsteps of the previous generation of users and addicts.
The Colorado Drug Investigators Association recognizes the importance of public education and awareness on many issues as they relate to dangerous, illegal drugs in our society. The following text The Truth About Marijuana: Fact Vs. Fiction “reflects our official position on the dangers of legalized marijuana in our society.”
Ernie Martinez, President
The Fact Vs Fiction mentioned in this letter is on a seperate post.