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But that didn't stop the People's Republic of Burlington from doing the blue-box recycle run here in the South End.

And I hope you, too, are enjoying Public Safety Commissioner Kerry Sleeper's appearance with Mark Johnson on WDEV AM-FM this fine morning.

The veteran state trooper who rose to the top, Kerry Sleeper is retiring --- looking for a little consultant work as he hits his "older" years.

Kerry declined to comment directly on Windsor County State's Attorney Bobby Sand's suggestion we  take another look at how we handle marijuana and other "illegal" drugs since treating drug abuse as a crime issue instead of a substance-abuse/healthcare issue clearly has not shown any indication whatsoever of working.

Sleeper did say, however, that most young people in treatment for substance abuse are marijuana smokers.

As for the illegal-drug biz that's sparked an up-tick in violent crime in Vermont in the last year, Ol’ Kerry said it primarily involved cocaine and crack cocaine. 

One caller just asked why if Prohibition [of alcohol] didn't work in the 1920s, what makes him think prohibition of other equally popular drugs will work?

Good question.

Speaking of Cannabis Related



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