Pubdate: Tue, 06 May 2014
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)
Copyright: 2014 Philadelphia Newspapers Inc
Author: Anthony Frascino
Page: A15


That one becomes dependent on one substance doesn't mean that 
everyone will become dependent on all substances ("Hold off on 
legalizing recreational pot," April 29). For most, a drink after work 
with a cigar or a toke with a glass of wine is a pleasant break from 
the stresses of everyday life.

Considering that alcohol is so widely available, columnist Kevin 
Riordan appears to assume we're all on the verge of alcoholism, and 
that adding weed will turn us into a society of wild-eyed stoners. 
The premise is without factual support, given that marijuana has been 
proven less harmful and addictive than liquor.

Anthony Frascino, Swedesboro,  ---
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