Should Pa. and NJ legalize recreational marijuana? | Readers respond

I wanted to share what I’ve learned since July 1, 2017 when the state of Nevada went recreational. Let me preface this by saying that while I was a child of the 1960s/70s, I never tried marijuana. This is my takeaway on legalization: 1) Follow the WA state model, converting established dispensaries to retail while vetting new applications; 2) Make sure a big percentage of the taxes collected stay in the community, like local infrastructure, access to groceries, banks, and other services; 3) Jobs and training should be given to those in the district first. This needs to be baked more at