Pubdate: Thu, 14 Oct 2010
Source: Times Record (ME)
Copyright: 2010 Times Record Inc., ASC Inc
Author: Stan White


Teenagers should not be using cigarettes, alcohol or
cannabis (marijuana) but teens are choosing cannabis over cigarettes
for a number of reasons the article "Sagadahoc Teens Like Pot Better
Than Butts" published in your newspaper on Oct. 4 didn't mention.

Teens are more easily able to purchase cannabis because it is illegal,
unregulated and sold on the black market by people who don't card for
age. Teens have gotten the message that cigarettes are among the most
addictive substances on the planet and they kill more than 1,000
Americans daily.

If people honestly want to lower teen use of cannabis, re-legalize the
plant and regulate sales and make it more difficult for them to get.
End cannabis prohibition because it's immoral to cage responsible
adults for using the relatively safe, God-given (see the first page of
the Bible) plant and it places teens at risk

Stan White, Dillon, Colo.
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