Legalization of pot: Dumb and dumber



Dear Editor:

Any “legalization” of “pot” in Maine. How stupid is that?

To provide youth more opportunity to acquire and try drugs — how stupid is that?

To make a new easy access and availability for entering into the use of drugs, at any age — how stupid is that?

To make it easier to “fog” your brain and escape normal life stresses and concerns — how stupid is that?

To add hazards of fogged brains to the hazards of public roads — how stupid is that?

To spend great public health dollars on clean air and environment and then permit blue second-hand smoke and chemicals into homes and environment — how stupid is that?

To expend great efforts and dollars in public education and promotion of anti-tobacco smoking and then permit the adults getting into new harms and hazards to them and to the public — how stupid is that?

To ultimately add new expenses in health and health insurance costs — how stupid is that?

To teach and preach one thing to children and then, by allowing adults to ignore these lessons and to set poor example — how stupid is that?

To add a new fire hazard into homes and structures and cause an increase in fire insurance costs — how stupid is that?

To freely allow new medical hazards into the body, particularly the brain, eyes and retina — how stupid is that?

By example, offer more entry into the culture of drugs which is already a major health and safety problem — how stupid is that?

To use an economic argument (new “business” and tax revenues) as a justification — how stupid is that?

To equate running, swimming, hiking, fishing, sailing, etc., with the use of “pot” by calling it “recreation” — how stupid is that?

To reduce the number of qualifying applications to the Maine National Guard and weaken this force — how stupid is that?

To permit and/or promote an economic stress on more Maine individuals and families with worthless and unproductive expenditure — how stupid is that?

William C. Bromley, M.D.

Ellsworth

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