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Adults in Tennessee should have freedom to choose whether to smoke pot

February 17th, 2014 9:04 am by KIRK MUSE

Adults in Tennessee should have freedom to choose whether to smoke pot

I’m writing about, “Hundreds march for medical marijuana rights,” that appeared Feb. 8. I’d like to add that the cannabis legalization issue, medical and otherwise, is not whether cannabis is completely safe for everybody, including children and adolescents. It is not.
The issue is freedom of choice for adults. Children have died from eating peanuts and peanut butter, but we don’t cage peanut growers, sellers or consumers. And the voters of Colorado and Washington state have decided that we should not cage cannabis growers, sellers or consumers.
Tennessee adults have the freedom of choice of whether or not to consume legal alcohol. Shouldn’t they have the same freedom of choice regarding legal cannabis?
KIRK MUSE
Mesa, Ariz.

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