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Don’t use pot if your kids still live at home

Bravo to Jeff Pelline for continuing to spotlight local drug problems. Many locals consider pot use healthy and useful and are ready to lynch anyone who cautions about the dangers of pot. They also insist there are no ill effects, and that it’s not a gateway drug.

Why can local doctors write prescriptions for underage kids to use marijuana when the same kids can’t drink alcohol till they’re 21? I’d like to see honest studies done about the affects of early pot use, along with high school graduation rates, college attendance rates and successful job searches by teenage pot smokers. Several local pot growers that I know of have children who have gone on to meth addiction, along with other hard drugs. Let’s see some factual studies about whether pot is a gateway drug or not.

If you have made pot use a central part of your lifestyle, how did your kids turn out? Are they motivated, functioning members of society? Far from being harmless, long-term pot use causes paranoia, chronic laziness and eventual brain fog. Those users who have children, do your kids a favor and quit using it until they’re grown up and out of your house.

Heather Donesky

San Juan Ridge

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