Pubdate: Fri, 11 Mar 2016
Source: North Shore News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2016 North Shore News
Author: Hugh Montgomery


Dear Editor:

Re: LoLo Pot Shops Raise Parents' Concern, March 4 news story.

Not sure if I'm saddened or just amused with the parents who are 
apparently concerned with the medical marijuana dispensary opening in 
North Vancouver. Tobacco products are available in hundreds of 
locations in North Vancouver.

Tobacco is highly addictive and lethal. Alcohol products are 
available in hundreds of locations: alcohol is also highly addictive 
and the risks of over-use, according to Health Canada, include 
cancer, liver cirrhosis, motor vehicle accidents, fetal alcohol 
spectrum disorder and other health issues.

This of course doesn't necessarily make marijuana any better or 
worse, but considering the known risks it occurs to me that singling 
it out as a threat to our neighbourhoods or children may be a little misplaced.

Hugh Montgomery North Vancouver
- ---
MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom