Re "Newsom wades into the weed" (Dan Morain, Oct. 27): Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to look into the possibility of legalizing marijuana is well-intentioned but way too late and slow. We have had medical marijuana in this state since 1996. That's more than 17 years. Why take two more years of study? California is looking for a leader, not a blue ribbon panel. We can and should get this done in 2014. The votes are there.
-- Andy Higgins, Fountain Valley