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Column: Don’t trivialize harmful impact of smoking pot




I was dismayed regarding recent editorials published on the editorial pages of our nation’s papers and electronic newspapers recently that advocate for the legalization of marijuana in the states. This controversial subject has received substantial exposure.

Even our arguably most treasured sporting event was drawn into this discussion by the “humorous” referral to the 2014 Super Bowl as the “Pot Bowl,” since both NFL teams playing for the championship came from the two states in our union that have legalized marijuana for personal usage.

This trivialization of a very destructive habit is understandable from editorial writers and late-night comics. However, I certainly did not expect the president of the United States to minimize the dangerous aspects of a drug in which even the possession of represents a federal crime.

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