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Legalizing marijuana is 'a major mistake'

Date published: 2/7/2014

Legalizing marijuana is 'a major mistake'

Wake up, America! Legalization of marijuana is a major mistake. Is anyone using common sense in analyzing the pitfalls of marijuana use? This addiction will lead to more absenteeism in the workplace, as users will find that they either can't or don't want to go to work. Productivity will go down, firings will occur and unemployment will increase.

Where will people get the money to pay for their habit? Increased robberies, etc., will lead to the police being overburdened, creating a need for increasing taxes to pay for additional protection. We may say that an increase in the state taxes collected for legalization will cover this expense, but what price do we pay for destroying our society?

Users' health with increased addiction will cause mental health problems and lead to the need for stronger drugs. Drugs impair the brain.

We need to walk the path of self-respect rather than self-destruction. As the Bible states, "Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and God's Spirit dwells in your midst?"

Janet H. Davis