Pubdate: Fri, 08 Oct 2004
Source: National Post (Canada)
Copyright: 2004 Southam Inc.
Author: Jim White
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Youth)


Re: Marijuana The Drug Of Choice For Canadian Teens, Oct. 6.

The fact that Canadian teens have chosen marijuana over alcohol as a drug 
of choice might scare the uninitiated. It shouldn't. Those who use 
marijuana as a "young adult" usually only do so until their mid-20s, then 
they give it up for other things in life. Alcohol use, on the other hand, 
tends to continue throughout a person's life.

The best way to keep marijuana out of the hands of youth is to regulate it 
like alcohol and tobacco. Replace prohibition with regulation, before it 
becomes a total "American-style" disaster.

Jim White, Oregon, Ohio.
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