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Letter: Adults must educate on pot

I thank Brad Gates for his letter of June 26 in the Post Independent on Glenwood’s marijuana dilemma. It’s refreshing to find respectful debate on both sides of an issue. Too often we find belittling words and not-so-subtle name-calling strutted about rather than rational discussion.

Brad questioned the value of my proposal that City Council mandate all marijuana dispensaries hand out cards to their patrons, cataloging the damage THC does to the developing brain of youth. He believes information given to the adult patron is wasteful since it is our teens that need this knowledge. My intention, however, is to continually educate as well as remind the adult user of this danger. I believe they would be the most listened to and therefore the most effective educators. Brad’s mandate that schools as well as parents must educate the children is also most critical to stamp out this disregarded curse.

In 2012, Colorado’s “yes” vote for the legalization of Marijuana was 54.8 percent. I doubt it would have passed had voters understood our youth’s newfound assurance that it is obviously safe to use.

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