Pubdate: Tue, 06 Jan 2015
Source: Daily Record, The (Parsippany, NJ)
Copyright: 2015 The Daily Record
Author: Joseph Wardy


Third Way and Anzalone Liszt Group conducted a poll from Sept. 25-29 
indicating that 51 percent of people approve of marijuana being 
legalized. I am of the minority opinion based on three reasons:

For certain people with addictive personalities, the use of marijuana 
can lead to hard drugs like heroin. My late brother started with 
marijuana and eventually became a heroine addict;

Kids today face a "dumbing down" with the processes of creativity and 
critical thinking because of their attachment to the computer. 
Studies indicate that the use of marijuana reduces the brain's capacity;

When in Vietnam, I had access to marijuana and other drugs and some 
soldiers used them as a form of escape. I'm fearful that people will 
use it as a way to function without thinking things through, another 
form of escape.

Joseph Wardy

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