Pubdate: Sat, 07 May 2016
Source: Nelson Mail, The (New Zealand)
Copyright: 2016 Fairfax New Zealand Limited
Author: Pat Timings


I am disturbed that the Nelson Mail now appears to be publishing 
mostly material supporting pot smoking.

Surely there could be a better balance of views.

I doubt young people at risk read the newspapers these days, but 
cannabis, however used, is a drug, and there is plenty of evidence it 
leads on to harder drugs.

The word recreational should never be applied to it, it is neither a 
sport nor a harmless hobby.

Cannabis is not a suitable medical response to any self-diagnosed 
medical problem, and the medical profession should be more forthright 
about this.

In any case, those who would like to think of themselves as adult, 
and publicly support cannabis use, should take a good look at themselves.

Young people are watching.

Pat Timings

Golden Bay
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