Pubdate: Tue, 20 Feb 2018
Source: Intelligencer, The (CN ON)
Copyright: 2018, The Belleville Intelligencer
Author: Larry Comeau
Page: B2


(Re: New guideline recommends doctors avoid prescribing medical 
marijuana for most conditions, Feb. 15)

The British have just issued the same guideline raising the question
why there was not public education on the serious dangers to health
before the Trudeau government fast-tracked legalizing marijuana.
Besides causing serious damage to young developing brains, using pot
can also lead to very aggressive behaviour is some people. The bottom
line is very little is known about the long-term health effects of
the 80 cannabinoids contained in marijuana. One thing we do know from
the experiences in Colorado and Washington states, after legalization,
is there will likely be more impaired drivers on our highways leading
to more road deaths and young people will gain access to the drug with
dire consequences.

It is nice to see Conservative senators are refusing to bow to
pressure from the Trudeau-controlled Senate and are carefully
weighing the many negative aspects of legalizing pot and not simply
rubber stamping the Bill to legalize it like their Liberal colleagues.
Sadly, in anticipation of billions in pot revenue, all governments are
refusing to see the many negative impacts on our ailing healthcare
system, the policing of chaotic new pot laws, plus organized crime's
involvement in illicit pot sales and the degradation of our cities, do
to pot tourism. Colorado has had a spite in both crime and
homelessness since pot legalization. One thing for sure, Canada as we
have known it is about to undergo radical changes after pot is legalized!

Larry Comeau

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