4

Reader: Weed Should Be Decriminalized

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

This morning, we brought you some news about a local undercover operation in which cops posed as high school students. The officers went undercover, à la 21 Jump Street, in an effort to take down the delinquents. But unlike the TV show, these cops were going after small potatoes: weed.

This made us wonder whether "Operation D Minus" was really worth all the taxpayers' dollars that surely went into it. Sure, 30 students were arrested, but that will hardly put a dent in the local marijuana market.

Readers sounded off on the New Times Broward-Palm Beach Facebook page about the operation. One reader says there are worse things in life than weed.



Follow The Pulp on Facebook and on Twitter: @ThePulpBPB.


Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.