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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legalized marijuana will be a gateway drug

When the user no longer gets the high, they will turn to the next level of illegal drug to get it

To the editor,

Re: Provincial government sets age to buy marijuana at 19, Dec. 7.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth is obviously not fully comprehending the negative side effects on the brain along with the social and economic problems with smoking pot. Also when the user no longer gets the buzz high, they will turn to the next level of illegal drug to get it and become a junkie which will lead to them overdosing, then to death, becoming yet another victim in the drug merry-go-round game that has only losers, while the drug dealers keep on playing the game with little or no consequences.

It’s just taking the easy way out, but then again, the revenue makes it all way too appealing.

Al Munro, Nanaimo

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