Pubdate: Sat, 15 Feb 2014
Source: Albany Democrat-Herald (OR)
Copyright: 2014 Lee Enterprises
Author: Kirk Muse


February 12, 2014 Thanks for publishing Stan White's thoughtful letter
(Mailbag, Feb. 6, "No sane rationale").

I'd like to add that the cannabis legalization issue is not whether
cannabis is completely safe for everybody, including children and
adolescents; it is not. The issue is freedom of choice for adults.
Children have died from eating peanuts and peanut butter but we don't
cage peanut growers, sellers or consumers.

And the voters of Colorado and Washington state have decided that we
should not cage cannabis growers, sellers or consumers.

Oregon adults have the freedom of choice of whether or not to consume
legal alcohol. Shouldn't they have the same freedom of choice
regarding legal cannabis?

Kirk Muse, Mesa, Ariz. (Feb. 6) 
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