Pubdate: Mon, 24 Apr 2017
Source: Hamilton Spectator (CN ON)
Copyright: 2017 The Hamilton Spectator
Author: Frank L. Gallo
Page: A11


RE: Legalizing pot

Who are these people who sit in our Parliament to represent us? How
many of them smoke-up to consume the false pleasure of marijuana, so
much as to personally endorse the open use of the weed to each and
every Canadian who is beyond the age of 18?

With all the charges previous laid for possession of and for illegally
growing, then under-the-table selling of it, this drug has now become
exempt from the fight against drug usage in our country, whereas, the
National Institute of Drug Abuse in the USA has qualified that the
plant contains the mind-altering chemical delta-9tetrahydrocannabinol
(THC) and other related compounds.

We all readily know that cigarette smoking and the ingesting of
second-hand smoke is indisputably injurious to our health having been
confirmed as a major cause of lung disease and ultimately cancer, yet,
smoking marijuana will now be vogue, yet, a contributing health vice.

What kind of hypocrisy is this that so whimsically hypnotized a
majority vote in the House of Commons?

Frank L. Gallo, Ancaster
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