Last login: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
It is important to point out that it is the pot users that have spent the money to get enough signatures on the ballot. Obviously, a lot of people smoke pot in California. However, many more do not. Legalizing it will only increase the perception by our youth and adults that maybe it isn't such a harmful substance. "It's only like having a can of beer," the argument goes. The research does NOT substantiate that. Anyone who has been involved with drug addiction and/or know people who use but are not users themselves understand that using marijuana affects the brain and body. What many may not know or don't want to know is that the potency of MJ's THC has increased significantly over the years and has become much more addictive. I hope when KPBS does their discussion on the 19th that whoever is editing the content does their homework about the true consequences of what legalizing MJ will have on our community. You need to look at Amsterdam, not Oaksterdam, to see what our future could be!
October 12, 2010 at 11:48 a.m.
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