Pubdate: Fri, 27 May 2011
Source: Helena Independent Record (MT)
Copyright: 2011 Helena Independent Record
Author: Ralph Yaeger


To the students demonstrating at the Capitol on May 17, in opposition 
to medical marijuana: First, it's hard enough to concentrate at a 
busy four-way stop at 5 p.m. -- on a workday -- without having 
someone yell and shake a sign at you; if you're really concerned 
about a safe society, please find out a more considerate way of 
getting your word out.

And second, you want a drug-free school? Dream on. I attended high 
school almost 40 years ago in a Montana town less than one-tenth the 
size of Helena. Pot was completely illegal -- and it was everywhere. 
I didn't rely on legislation to "protect" me; I made a choice and 
didn't use drugs. You should do the same. Additionally, you should 
advocate for reasonable legislation that enables law-abiding people 
who are suffering and in pain to receive the relief they deserve.

Ralph Yaeger

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