Dismayed by pot fix
Regarding the article Fix for pot’s impact on
teen brain (Sept. 13).
I read with shock and dismay that a team of Western University researchers is boasting the discovery of a potential way to reverse marijuana’s long-term psychiatric effects on teens’ brains. The amount of money and time devoted to reversing the effects of a currently illegal act is appalling to me. Don’t legalize a product that has been scientifically proven to harm the developing brain.
What is even more frightening is that the solution lies in the use of pharmaceutical drugs. The only indication that something positive may come out of Steven Laviolette’s study (although it seems more like an afterthought) is the suggestion that his team may now look at aiding legitimate disorders such as depression and anxiety, mental illnesses that exist without cause.