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November 25, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Marijuana is not a harmless drug

Falsehoods are often laced with an element of truth. No one has overdosed on marijuana and died.

The writer of the Monday letter to the editor “Wrong approach on marijuana” conveniently fails to mention how many people’s lives are adversely impacted by marijuana.

It is a gateway to more dangerous drugs such as heroin, cocaine, crystal meth and crack.

The abuse of alcohol is often used as an analogy while citing the ridiculous notion that allowing the use of marijuana will reduce the number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents.

The writer is wrong in stating the jails are filled with people arrested for smoking a joint. People do not go to jail for smoking a joint — not without an extensive record, anyway.

To compare political prisoners in countries with oppressive governments such as China and Cuba to people being incarcerated for smoking marijuana is beyond delusional.

The writer cannot support his contention about the number of people serving time for smoking marijuana because it is simply not true.

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