Legalizing marijuana is not the answer | Letters To The Editor

Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth recently said this at a meeting I attended: “If it weren’t for sex, drugs and alcohol, I would not have a job.” Legalizing alcohol did not solve any problems. Think about it.

Alex Berenson, former investigative reporter for The New York Times, said he was a libertarian about drugs. His wife, Dr. Jacqueline Berenson, was a senior psychiatrist at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center for the criminally mentally ill. She said all 300 inmates smoked pot and challenged her husband to investigate deeper.

“After an exhaustive review, the National Academy of Medicine found in 2017 that ‘cannabis use is likely to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychoses; the higher the use, the greater the risk,’ ” according to Alex Berenson in a recent New York Times op-ed. About one in five users used cannabis daily, he found through studies.

We have been told “marijuana has many

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