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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when some­one says ‘mar­i­juana?’

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - LIVING -

Allen John­son, Pic­tou County, N.S.

Smok­ing it. And to me that's the num­berone bad thing about it. It doesn't mat­ter what you smoke, it’s not good for you. I wouldn't say that (I’m against le­gal­iza­tion) but I just don't think it’s been thought through.

Dohn Ken­dall, Ber­wick, N.S.

The first thing I think of is ‘Al­right, al­right, al­right’ which is a di­rect quote from Matthew Mc­Conaughey in the film Dazed and Con­fused. I barely even re­mem­ber the movie but it’s the first thing I think of.

Dave Porter, Char­lot­te­town, P.E.I.

You have to be care­ful with it just like with al­co­hol, but I like it… For me it helps me get through the days. Not ev­ery day is easy, and it just helps me get things sorted in my head. It helps me not to worry about ev­ery sin­gle thing, makes it smooth sail­ing.

Ja­cob Ma­cLeod UPEI stu­dent study­ing his fourth year of po­lit­i­cal sci­ence

Lack of at­ten­tion, lazi­ness, im­paired, un­mo­ti­vated and lack of am­bi­tion. There are cons I could see (le­gal­iza­tion) bring­ing. I think it would be safe to as­sume more peo­ple would be try­ing it for the first time. I just don’t think mar­i­juana is some­thing that cre­ates a so­ci­ety which makes peo­ple am­bi­tious; it is a lit­tle bit of a crutch. I don’t think that is a pos­i­tive.

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