Pe­ti­tion to stop mar­i­juana plans

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Take The First Step, a group from the Chris­tian Re­formed Church on Mt. Ed­ward Rd. is start­ing a pe­ti­tion against mak­ing pot le­gal. Take The First Step is try­ing to spread the mes­sage of hope through Christ, to those who are suf­fer­ing from ad­dic­tion, and to their fam­i­lies. We are 100 per cent against mak­ing pot le­gal.

I know if you ask 10 peo­ple about this topic, you would get 10 an­swers — all would not be the same. I have talked to a num­ber of peo­ple over the last few years who suf­fer from ad­dic­tion and the com­mon thread through all their lives - it started with pot. Mak­ing it eas­ier for young peo­ple to have ac­cess to it is bad news. Seven­teen per cent will take on an ad­dic­tive life­style.

Over the next few weeks I will be col­lect­ing names on the pe­ti­tion. I am hop­ing other churches will join us or take a pub­lic stand against this. Then af­ter it’s all done we will present it to Sean Casey.

If you would like to join us, by sign­ing the pe­ti­tion or by help­ing us in col­lect­ing names I am invit­ing peo­ple to con­tact me, at 902-213-1507 or email me at mreid4242@hot­mail.com Mitch Reid, Char­lot­te­town

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