Pubdate: Fri, 07 Feb 2014
Source: Brainard Dispatch (MN)
Copyright: 2014 Brainard Dispatch
Author: Kirk Muse


I'm writing about Mike Holst's not-so-thoughtful letter: "Legalizing
marijuana" (2-5-14).

The cannabis legalization issue is not whether cannabis is completely
safe for everybody, including children and adolescents, it is not. The
issue is freedom of choice for adults. Children have died from eating
peanuts and peanut butter but we don't cage peanut growers, sellers or

And the voters of Colorado and Washington state have decided that we
should not cage cannabis growers, sellers or consumers.

Minnesota adults have the freedom of choice of whether or not to buy
and consume legal alcohol. Shouldn't they have the same freedom of
choice regarding legal cannabis?

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.