Pubdate: Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Source: Winnipeg Free Press (CN MB)
Copyright: 2017 Winnipeg Free Press
Author: James Sutherland


There seems to be a general euphoria with the upcoming legalization of
marijuana while, at the same time, there is silence from the majority
who oppose legalization.

Perhaps one should look at why marijuana was made illegal in the first
place. For many, it was a case of "We have enough problems with
alcohol. If marijuana is legalized, we'll have twice as many drug problems."

Others didn't want to live in a nation of zombies, where people are
walking around stoned all day.

Anyone who thinks marijuana legalization will make the drug less
accessible to 15-year-olds is dreaming. Not only will it be more
accessible, it will also be cheaper.

If a six-year-old in Winnipeg gets run over by someone who is so
stoned they can't see past the steering wheel, it may change the view
of many regarding marijuana legalization.

James Sutherland

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