Pubdate: Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Source: Beacon Herald, The (CN ON)
Copyright: 2017 Osprey Media Group Inc.
Author: J.D. Hawkins
Page: A5


With the plague of opiate overdoses, some doctors are prescribing pot
to get people off opioids. There are many positive medical
applications which help many people with everything from mental
illness, terminal conditions, to severe physical disabilities.

Fact is we have never had legal recreational pot, so how can you say
it's going to destroy communities? I would like to point out how
legalizing it has worked for Colorado and I think the red light
district in Amsterdam would also beg to differ.

These places have seen growth in economy, tourism, a monumental
reduction in crime, and none of the backlash that a recent letter
writer claims. One can't use outdated unreliable studies or personal
beliefs as factual statements.

Lastly it all depends on the user but just as I can't state that
alcohol destroys everyone that uses it, one cannot generalize about
people who use pot.

J.D. Hawkins

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