By Bill Deckard, letter to the editor, The Daily Herald
As our state lawmakers rush toward legalizing recreational marijuana before they go home in June, here are some things you should think about:
Marijuana is a dangerous drug. It impairs judgment, destroys ambition and ruins relationships. That’s why it has been illegal for all these years. Making it legal won’t change this. It will still be a dangerous drug that impairs judgment, destroys ambition and ruins relationships.
It is no accident that many states have already legalized “medical” marijuana. That has been a “part of the plan” from Day One: legalize medical marijuana first and then there will be less resistance to total legalization.
Big business is eager to get you hooked. Altria, the producer of Marlboro cigarettes, has already invested $2 billion in marijuana. They couldn’t kill us all with their cigarettes, so they’ll finish the job with marijuana.
The proposed law says you’ll be allowed to possess only an ounce of marijuana and grow only five plants at a time. How dumb do they think we are? Once marijuana becomes legal, it will inundate our world. You’ll have easy access to as much as you want.
Worst of all, we’ll all be complicit in destroying the lives of our children and grandchildren.
Appeared in The Daily Herald on May 13, 2019 https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190513/stop-the-marijuana-madness