Pubdate: Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Source: Intelligencer, The (CN ON)
Copyright: 2017, The Belleville Intelligencer
Author: Larry Comeau
Page: A6


Yet another progressive government obviously more concerned with
raking in expected windfalls from selling pot, rather than being
concerned over the potential harm to young people.

Studies in the U.K., the USA and Canada have conclusively shown young
people smoking pot run a greatly enhanced risk of damaging their
developing brains and suffering psychosis and other mental issues
later in life. Our own Canadian Medical Associate has stated nobody
should smoke this dangerous drug, containing 85 canninbinoids with
unknown long-term health and mental consequences, under 21.

 From a policing perspective, like the rules set by the greedy Wynne
government, enforcement will be an absolute nightmare. No wonder
police chiefs have stated they simply are not ready for the July 1,
2018 legalization date. Imagine trying to police that anyone can grow
four plants, have no more than 30 grams on their person and trying to
take drivers off the highways impaired by inhalation of pot with no
simply roadside test yet developed.

We still do not know what is the permissible amount of THC someone can
have in their system. Then police must investigate the involvement of
organized crime groups that certainly will be involved in illicit
distribution, no matter how low a province sets the selling price.

I find it mind-boggling that uninformed progressive governments
continue to feel marijuana is 'no more harmful' than alcohol and
tobacco. Unlike alcohol, which is excreted from the body in roughly 12
hours, pot can remain in one's body up to 90 days.

I do wonder if any of these progressives would feel comfortable having
a surgeon, who toked up the night before, doing their heart operation
the next morning or the pilot flying them, considering pot can
actually accumulate in one's system.

Larry Comeau

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