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Letter: Reefer fatness

Marijuana users often crave late-night snacks, especially fatty, sugary foods. Thus, an unintended consequence of liberalizing drug (pot) laws is proliferation of venues for junk foods, processed foods and fast foods to satisfy those impulses.

Collectively, this stuff that looks like food lowers IQs and causes behavioral problems in our kids and contributes to obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease in adults. A diet of fast food cuts 10 years off our life spans (same as for cigarette smokers). These are statistical certainties.

Robert Barrett

President, HealthSpan Foundation Inc., Grand Junction

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