Anti-marijuana letters continues to fire up replies |

Anti-marijuana letters continues to fire up replies

I’m writing about letter-writer Robert Cooper’s not-so-thoughtful letter of June 17, “More pot shots about marijuana.”

Actually, 100 percent of heroin users started out with mother’s milk or baby formula. But that is not the cause of heroin abuse any more than marijuana is.

The so-called “gateway effect” is created by our government policy of marijuana criminalization – not the marijuana itself.

I personally have never seen heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine.

But I was offered unsolicited, free samples of all these potentially dangerous and addictive drug by my past suppliers of marijuana.

Also, I have not used marijuana or eaten pork rinds for at least a dozen years. But I don’t believe I or anybody else should be punished by our government if we should choose to do so again.

A free country should be – a free country.

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