Pubdate: Tue, 07 Jul 2015
Source: Tampa Tribune (FL)
Copyright: 2015 The Tribune Co.
Author: Jamie Howe
Page: A6


I know that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, but the 
recent commentary you ran called 'What happened to the pot stigma?' 
(Views) has some false assumptions in it. Many of us don't believe 
that cannabis is dangerous. How many people have died from ingesting 
cannabis? Not a single one, I believe. How many deaths are caused 
yearly from prescription pain medicines? Forty-six deaths a day and 
rising. Also, I would like to point out that a new study in The 
Lancet Psychiatry found no increase in teen pot usage in states where 
medical marijuana is legal.

Jamie Howe, New Port Richey
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