Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to take law enforcement back to the days of “Reefer Madness” and the horror-story lies about marijuana use. Does he really think that marijuana is only slightly less awful than heroin, while thinking alcohol and tobacco are somehow just fine so far as health is concerned?
He needs to get his head out of that place where the sun doesn’t shine. He is apparently trying to resurrect the dark days of the past. Most Americans finally understand what a bunch of BS he is trying to propagate by comparing marijuana to heroin. In case you or your readers are wondering; yes I have smoked marijuana. I did so in my late 20s and early 30s.
I graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a Biology minor. I earned a secondary teaching credential and taught high school health classes for 10 years. One of my biggest disappointments while teaching was to find out that the government intentionally lied about LSD by saying that its use caused chromosomes to break. As a teacher teaching about the dangers of drug abuse, credibility is extremely important. It still is.
It is quite obvious to most of us that Jeff Sessions has little credibility in regard to marijuana use. I predict that if he and this administration try to implement the harsh penalties of earlier times in states where marijuana has become legal both medicinally and recreationally there will be widespread rebellion with mass smoke-ins where large groups of people light up and blow smoke in his face the way he is trying to blow smoke up our you know what.