Research has yet to show that marijuana cures a single disease. In
fact, it is a disease of addiction that is deceiving America's youth,
who, without intervention, will likely end up with poor grades, lack
of motivation and, as research clearly shows, significant mental illnesses.
Today's marijuana is not your daddy's pot. THC, the intoxicant in
marijuana, was roughly 2 percent to 3 percent a generation ago. Not
today. New forms of marijuana on the market have skyrocketed to
levels reaching 80 percent THC potency.
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Assemblywoman Norma Torres has it right, and we thank her for paying
attention to an issue affecting every single community in California
- - drugged driving. We have more people driving "high" on our highways
than we do driving drunk. While great strides have been made for
decades to reduce drunken driving, virtually nothing has been done to
address "drugged driving." With the explosion of domestic marijuana
cartels in California selling pot out of storefronts, Californians
are largely not surprised to learn that an ever-increasing number of
traffic incidents involve people under the influence of marijuana -
especially those driving to and from marijuana dispensaries.
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On Friday, I had the honor of celebrating the life of a fellow
officer who was killed in the line of duty.
Officer Sergio Carrera, of the Rialto Police Department, was gunned
down during a drug raid by an alleged suspect with a criminal past.
Nothing cuts closer to your heart than to lose one of your own.
Officer Carrera was a dedicated and professional officer who helped
to better the world around him.
Shortly after joining the police force, he became a member of the
California Narcotics Officers Association. One of his passions was
taking drug dealers off the streets to help protect our
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L.A. city officials who agree with allowing marijuana shops should be
voted out of office. A legal product called Marinol can be prescribed
with federal government approval. Take a long, hard look at those
getting prescriptions. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see how
unethical this has become. Those who support marijuana shops want
nothing less than to legalize drugs in this country.
Paul and Brenda Chabot