‘Desire the right things’

Decriminalizing marijuana would start all kinds of trouble

Editor, The News:

Re: Ready for Sensible BC, Part 2 (Letters, Dec. 13).

There are now plenty of over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, other street drugs and an array of alcohol. We would be opening a Pandora’s Box to decriminalize marijuana.

Unfortunately, not everyone is a law-abiding, honest parent or grandparent.

Adults with easy access could sell it to children, and, no, even with education, children do not always make responsible decisions.

Crimes could ensue to get the cash to buy it.

There could be crimes at the growing facilities, too.

Also, how did the land get taken out of the ALR for a pot growing business?

I suppose the weed in the brownies is considered a food source.

I would like to ask Craig Speirs just how does being stoned “embrace hope and knowledge by stepping into the light.?

Plato also said: “Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.”

Cherryl Katnich

Maple Ridge


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