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Legalizing marijuana would be a step too far

Sensible B.C. organizer Randy Caine (right) is shown in September at the beginning of a petition drive to change provincial marijuana laws to limit prosecutions for possession of small amounts. Montanna Robertson is concerned that it may be a step toward legalization, which she says would be a mistake. - Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times file photo
Sensible B.C. organizer Randy Caine (right) is shown in September at the beginning of a petition drive to change provincial marijuana laws to limit prosecutions for possession of small amounts. Montanna Robertson is concerned that it may be a step toward legalization, which she says would be a mistake.
— image credit: Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times file photo

Editor: As a Canadian citizen, mother, and recovering addict, I am disturbed about the debate of the legalization of marijuana.

My concern is if Dana Larsen gets the 400,000 signatures for his Sensible BC Campaign, it’s just one step toward the legalization of marijuana.

It frightens me to even think that marijuana might be around even more than it already is.

It will also be more available to youth, who would be four times more prone to suffer from a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia.

Marijuana could even put them at risk of addiction, and I am sure no one would want that for their child.

I recognize that people actually need marijuana for medical issues, which is fine. So let the people who need it have it.

But why just let people have it because they want it? Legalizing it would just be going too far.

I hope the right decision is made.

Montanna Robertson

Langley

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