Pubdate: January 18, 1999
Source: Edmonton Sun (Canada)
Copyright: 1999, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: David Kozakewich
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


YOUR RESPONSE to David d'Apollonia's letter that marijuana should be
legalized was that "a lot of people show dependency on marijuana that
limits their responsibilities." I think that it can be shown that
tobacco, alcohol and even gambling has people that show a dependency
that limits their responsibilities, yet they are not illegal.

Why would you use that response to something that may not even be as
bad as, say tobacco? How many people try to quit but can't, try not to
smoke but can be seen with IV poles in hospital entrances in -40
degree weather? Please don't put something down with other things that
may be even worse.

David Kozakewich (So you agree, it creates unwanted dependencies.)

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