Letter Pot use is about personal freedom

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When Sandra S. Bennett finishes reviewing her studies regarding marijuana, (letter to the editor, "Dangers of pot are real," Jan. 19), perhaps she should take a look at available studies regarding the dangers of alcohol and nicotine, both of which are much more dangerous but nonetheless legal nationwide.

Education about the potential dangers of any product is fine, and she is entitled to her completely unsupported opinion that "99 percent of advocates … [must be] users" and that it has nothing to do with any medical reason.

But whether or not medical issues are involved, one is compelled to ask: What part of the concept of personal freedom does Bennett not understand?

Roy G. Wilson

VANCOUVER