January 7

Regarding Ruth Marcus’s Jan. 3 op-ed column, “This weed should be yanked out”:

The issue is not whether cannabis is safe for everybody. Rather, it is freedom of choice. Peanuts are lethal for some, but we don’t imprison peanut growers, sellers or consumers. The voters of Colorado and Washington state have decided we should not imprison cannabis growers, sellers or consumers.

Kirk Muse, Mesa, Ariz.