Citizens Petition for Cannabis Ban Article

To the Editor:

I read with interest the item in the Wanderer of the proposed Citizens Petition for Cannabis Ban Article which “prohibition would include establishments that sell, distribute, cultivate, process or package cannabis in any form.” However, one should consider that deaths associated with marijuana use are negligible compared with the estimated annual 88,000 deaths associated with the use of alcohol and 480,000 deaths associated with smoking tobacco. It would seem reasonable for the restrictions on tobacco and alcohol to be made equally strict as any placed on cannabis.

David W. Briggs, Marion

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