Pubdate: Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Source: Port Colborne Leader (CN ON)
Copyright: 2017 Metroland
Author: Serena Popp


Re. Why not legalize everything? Letter, Sept. 21:

As an upstanding citizen of society in my 35th year of living, I have
experienced a lot of ignorance towards marijuana and the supposed
effects it has on people.

There are a lot of reasons why legalizing marijuana will be a great
step in the right direction. Unfortunately, there is a large
population who thinks they know something about the so-called illicit
drug, but the reality is they know nothing, due to their inability to
look past this so-called gateway drug.

To claim that the government is screwing up big time by legalizing
marijuana and suggesting we put no age limit on it, is blatantly
making a mockery of the government and any individual who partakes.

I personally can say without being ashamed or repentant that I have
and do enjoy the effects of "marijuana". I find the comfort it
provides my long-time back problems, and anxiety related stomach
issues is reason enough for me to know that legalizing it with
limitations is a step in the right direction. People should research
before flapping their lips on a subject they know nothing about.

Serena Popp, Port Colborne
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