Pubdate: Thu, 24 Nov 2005
Source: Edmonton Journal (CN AB)
Copyright: 2005 The Edmonton Journal
Author: Erik Larsen
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Youth)


Re: "Bud Lit," The Journal, Nov. 21.

I don't know a lot of children who read The Journal, so I am not too 
worried about articles on marijuana warping any young impressionable minds.

It seems to me that people who complain about articles on marijuana 
in the mainstream media think people are nothing but mindless magnets 
who can't form their own opinions on these issues.

I am a 27-year-old casual pot smoker, who can hold down a job, hang 
out in public with my friends, talk to my family, and form my own opinions.

I welcome stories like this in the media as they give parents and 
children a chance to talk about marijuana in more of a relaxed 
atmosphere. Sadly, I fear that people who are against any sort of 
exposure to these issues are afraid or incapable of talking to their 
children and treating them like young adults.

Marijuana is not going away. Let's take it out of the back alleys and 
bring it around, or even on, the dinner table.

Erik Larsen

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