Pubdate: Wed, 31 Mar 2010
Source: Richmond News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2010, Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Michelle Rainey


The Editor,

Re: "Marijuana far from harmless," Family Function, March 26.

After reading Danielle Aldcorn's uneducated article about the harms
associated with cannabis and teens it is blatantly obvious we have a
lot more serious issues to deal with.

Her question, "What do you know about delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol,
TCH for short?" (The correct term is THC) just proves the lack of
knowledge or research done.

Today's teens know everything and how to find it due to the Internet,
cell phones, and mass media.

It is impossible to hide the harsh realities of our world and then be
bombarded with constant pressures from friends, family, and school.

Kids are self-medicating with junk food, video games, tobacco, sex,
alcohol, and pharmaceuticals.

Reports from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada 2009 indicate
this generation of teenagers is already suffering from high
cholesterol and high blood pressure at an alarming rate.

We need to be honest with our children in order for them to make the
right choices.

Marijuana may be harmful to some individuals, but it has been proven
beneficial to millions in North America who do use it

Canada and 14 states in the U.S. all operate legal medical marijuana

California is on the verge of full legalization, taxation, and
regulation, which Canada needs to emulate.

If any teenager needs counselling, I do hope that they receive honest
answers, not perpetuated propaganda because as said before 'they know

Michelle Rainey

Maple Ridge 
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