In a local discussion that was had this past week over the legalization of cannabis, District Attorney Richard Goldinger made the following statements when it came to cannabis.
County District Attorney Rich Goldinger said he is aligned with the state District Attorneys Association’s stance on the matter.
“I am opposed to it,” Goldinger said. “I think that there are studies from other states that show that while they can tax the drug, there are many ancillary issues that come with it.”
Goldinger went on to say, “one report from Colorado said DUI arrests and homelessness had increased since the legalization of recreational use. The report also said younger teens are using it”
“If it’s legalized, it will be more accessible to young people,” Goldinger said.
Goldinger said he doesn’t plan on changing his opinion that recreational marijuana use should not be legalized.