Pubdate: Fri, 09 Aug 2002
Source: Las Vegas Sun (NV)
Copyright: 2002 Las Vegas Sun, Inc
Author: Charles A. Hagen
Bookmark: (Nevadans for Responsible Law


To endorse the free use of marijuana, no matter how small, in any city
is ludicrous. Anyone who recommends it must be using it themselves.

As a retired musician/entertainer, I've never used any type of drugs
myself, but many I worked with have. They are in a world of their own.
Their bodies are in a slow-mode situation.

For those in the work force with jobs where they may depend on their
partner for help if an emergency arises, reaction time could be fatal.
I can visualize someone smoking a joint and then driving around town
with a vehicle or going to work in this mode.

I don't know how long it takes for a person's system to return to
normal, as each must be different. How do we challenge someone who is
high and then going about their normal routine in our work force? Will
this mean no more testing for drugs? Consider all this at voting time
from one who has seen marijuana and other drugs at work.

Charles A. Hagen,

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