Opinion

Horner’s pot piece mistaken

I for one support the Conservative Party’s decision to criminalize marijuana.

Marijuana advocates love to portray their weed as harmless. It is far from it. The combination of toxins, carcinogens and THC compounds lead to a number of health and safety concerns.

The medical use of marijuana has had mixed reviews from medical professionals. Truly, how smart is it to introduce more toxins to the grossly compromised immune system of an AIDS patient?

Yes, marijuana isn’t as harmful as tobacco, but hey, let’s ban them both. To expensive to enforce prohibition? Here’s a solution: anyone who smokes, forfeits universal health care coverage. All smokers pay their own medical bills.

Watch how quickly usage falls — and not one extra police officer is required.

John Chambers

Parksville

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