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MARIJUANA: Studies show danger of pot

Letter by Kristine Ford, Puyallup on Feb. 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm | 31 Comments »
February 10, 2012 12:53 pm

Re: “Pot users twice as likely to cause crash” (TNT, 2-10)

A Canadian university’s analysis of nine studies of more than 49,000 people who were involved in accidents on public roads found that drivers who had used marijuana within three hours had nearly double the risk of causing a collision as drivers not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Knowing this, how can the intelligent people of Washington state sit back and allow the legalization of marijuana?

Now that ballot signatures have been submitted, Washington could become the first state in the union to legalize marijuana. Rick Steves, the co-sponsor on New Approach Washington’s Initiative 502 is asking our support of this senseless initiative that would regulate and license marijuana production, distribution and possession for anyone over 21.

Responsible adults in the state of Washington need to make a stand and put a stop to this before it goes any further and we become one of these statistics.

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