Letter: Disregard 'gateway drug' argument

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Regarding the Jan. 20 letter from Frank Hoetker "Pot is a gateway drug," I have smoked pot for the last 33 years, since I was 13.

I never got into heavier drugs that would eventually kill me, like alcohol, for example.

Generalizations must be kept to oneself when it comes to such things as people overdosing on drugs.

When I die from a more powerful drug than pot, I will make sure my wife puts it in the obituary: "Allen died because he smoked pot for years and years and he finally caved in to harder drugs." Nobody will believe it and nobody really believes the "gateway drug" propaganda and foolishness.

Allen Russell

VANCOUVER