The Orange County Register prints this “Reader Rebuttal” from Ken L. Williams, physician, member of the Orange County Board of Education, and law enforcement officer.
Judge Jim Gray is an honorable man but, unfortunately, once again is leading a statewide effort endorsing a tragic public policy position for the unrestricted use of marijuana.
First sentence! Not bad. I don’t believe that Jim Gray has ever come even close to endorsing the unrestricted use of marijuana.
Marijuana laws present a significant problem for law enforcement officers because of the chemical stimulant in and of itself…
Stimulant? Yes, it does stimulate pleasure, appetite, and has some other similarly healthful benefits, but is rarely classified a “stimulant” in terms of illicit drugs.
Over the past few years since the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana possession from misdemeanor to an infraction, while on patrol I also have observed a distressing increased use of and societal dysfunction caused by the abuse of marijuana laws.
“the abuse of marijuana laws”? Ah, now I see what bothers him. Interesting phrase.
From a health perspective, marijuana smoke is a highly toxic substance and associated with an increased risk of lung cancer.
Wrong again. Time to turn in your internet doctor’s certificate.
Advocates of marijuana decriminalization believe drugs don’t negatively impact society.
Name one. Seriously. One.
Proposition 19 was rejected by California voters in November, and the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act of 2012 should also be opposed. We can’t further dilute the “Just Say No to Drugs” school-based, anti-drug campaigns in place. We can’t send a two-faced and double-standard message to our children and society.
The use of automobiles must be opposed. We can’t further dilute the “Give a Hoot! Don’t Pollute”” school-based anti-pollution campaigns in place.
Have your own fun with this.