Medical pot at odds with current issues
FROM: WILLIAM PARÉ COLORA
The front page of Monday’s Whig is a clear reflection of the schizophrenic nature of our county/state’s attitude towards drug addiction.
On the one hand you have an article of an organization trying to provide support to help individuals suffering from substance abuse by sponsoring a 5K race. The other lead article concerns the state’s plan to acceler- ate the growth, in Cecil County, of the substance that leads to addiction. While the “pot” proponents claim that this substance can be used for therapeutic purposes, there is no valid scientific evidence that suggests that cannabis has any significant medical value.
The only significant element in the pot grower’s movement is money. While a few farmers will make many dollars, the counties and the state will be investing more and more tax money to handle the additional treatment clinics and managing an increased prison population — this, just so a few pot farmers can make lots of money.
Does this make sense? We had better start organizing more 5K races.