Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
I agree with the letter to the editor written by state Sen. Rebecca Rios over the weekend with her opinion on "It's time to legalize and regulate cannabis nationwide." Since Arizona has legalized both medical and recreational cannabis, it has created a lot of jobs and a lot of tax revenue. With seeing these new medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries popping up all across Arizona, it makes sense to have a comprehensive federal reform and guidelines like we have for tobacco and alcohol.
Sen. Rios mentions a bill that is in the U.S. Senate called the Cannabis Opportunity and Administration Act and she urges Sen. Mark Kelly to champion it. I agree he should support this comprehensive federal legalization bill, it would help protect public health and safety.