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Stop assuming pot is dangerous
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
You recently wrote a column for the Manteca Bulletin titled, “Hey, man, like tax me, like a lot, like now”. I’ll abstain from attempting to criticize this tired, dated “impersonation” of what you deem marijuana smokers to sound and think like, because doing so would be participating in said (untrue) cliché. After all, abstinence works, right?

I couldn’t help but notice that while you claim that MPP’s ad is “empirical evidence” that marijuana destroys brain cells, you didn’t actually refute the statement made in the ad that the taxes collected from regulating marijuana would pay the salaries of 20,000 teachers. You simply said it was stupid. This is a familiar tactic of those who continue to support the prohibition of marijuana: citing no credible facts whatsoever and, instead, relying on many people’s assumption that marijuana is dangerous.
Loren Poin
July 10, 2009