Pubdate: Wed, 07 Feb 2018
Source: Standard, The (St. Catharines, CN ON)
Copyright: 2018 St. Catharines Standard
Author: Rod Cuizon
Page: A4


What is surprising about opioid overdoses and deaths due to

These are expected. Expect more as the floodgate to hell has been
further opened with the legalizing of recreational use of cannabis.

The weed industry has bloomed immensely. Thousands of acres are being
cultivated, using the latest technology to grow weed. The marijuana
industry is now Canada's fastest growing and ranks among the most
profitable industries.

Investors are stampeding to buy shares in hundreds of weed growers,
some of whom already have brought fortune to some investors, sharing
millions of dollars in dividends on their investments.

These opioid users started from experimenting with marijuana, many
graduating to these dangerous opioids.

The federal government wanted to legalize marijuana as it admits its
failure to control it. Plus there's the great potential of tax
revenues it will bring to government coffers.

But turning a blind eye on its impact to health-care costs, as well as
human lives lost to overdoses as they move on to opioid, legalizing
marijuana for recreational use is a careless and dangerous

Rod Cuizon

St. Catharines
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