Pubdate: Tue, 19 Jan 2016
Source: Guardian, The (CN PI)
Copyright: 2016 The Guardian, Charlottetown Guardian Group Incorporated
Author: Mitch Reid
Page: A6


Take The First Step, a group from the Christian Reformed Church on Mt.
Edward Rd. is starting a petition against making pot legal. Take The
First Step is trying to spread the message of hope through Christ, to
those who are suffering from addiction, and to their families. We are
100 per cent against making pot legal.

I know if you ask 10 people about this topic, you would get 10 answers
- - all would not be the same. I have talked to a number of people over
the last few years who suffer from addiction and the common thread
through all their lives - it started with pot. Making it easier for
young people to have access to it is bad news. Seventeen per cent will
take on an addictive lifestyle.

Over the next few weeks I will be collecting names on the petition. I
am hoping other churches will join us or take a public stand against
this. Then after it's all done we will present it to Sean Casey.

If you would like to join us, by signing the petition or by helping us
in collecting names I am inviting people to contact me, at
902-213-1507 or email me at Mitch Reid, Charlottetown
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