In response to two recent letters to the editor calling to reduce the content of THC in marijuana, I agree that minors should not be smoking marijuana.
I can totally understand and sympathize with the feelings of pain that the letter writer has about her experiences with the use of marijuana in her family.
I have used marijuana for decades not only to enhance my artistic abilities but also to control anxiety, pain, depression and other maladies that are part of everyday life. So have many of my friends and family members.
The laws we have about the legal use of marijuana, just like alcohol and tobacco, are to allow only adults to decide what they want to use. To reduce the THC content would make it more costly for those of us who now rely on it for a reason to get up in the morning. Don’t take that away from us. Especially not now!
Marijuana, like alcohol and tobacco can have different effects on people. Sativa is like coffee but Indica is like a nice hot toddy at bedtime. Plus not every product has the maximum THC strength in it. The employees at the pot shops I have visited were all very knowledgeable and very helpful. THC can be dangerous to some people. So can peanuts. Now that it is regulated and controlled that’s all that we can legally do to prevent underage use. What adults decide to do with it is up to them.
I am truly sorry for the letter writer’s heartache and all the others that have and are still suffering, no matter what the reason.
We’ve been going through hell lately and so far have survived. Let’s keep it up. Be safe and take of each other.