POT USE WILL FOLLOW IN FOOTSTEPS OF TOBACCO
In his Aug. 13 letter ( Even Senate Is Behind Legalization Of Pot ), Kevin Bowen states that I am misguided in my view that Marc Emery cannot compare himself to Mandela, Gandhi or King because, like them, Marc Emery and other politicians are acting on behalf of an oppressed minority.
I hope that the majority are not naive enough to believe that Marc Emery et al are acting on behalf of medical marijuana users.
Rather, they have their own agenda in place -- that of placing marijuana cigarettes on store shelves next to tobacco.
I am sure that just as physicians with ties to the tobacco industry downplayed tobacco's harmful effects, physicians connected to the marijuana legalization lobby portray marijuana as non-addictive, safe and therapeutic.
As more and more of our friends and relatives succumb to lung cancer, have we learned nothing from the past?
Just as most tobacco smokers became addicted in their youth, the same will happen as marijuana legalizers and the marijuana industry lead our youth to believe that marijuana is a safe medicine.
So dig your head in the sand, Mr. Bowen, and let us go down that same path as we have with tobacco and make marijuana legal and consequently available to everyone.
Windsor Star (CN ON)
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