Letters to the editor for Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thoughts on marijuana

I can’t help but wonder why a doctor would write a prescription to smoke anything. Today’s marijuana contains 50-70 percent more tar and cancer causing chemicals than regular cigarettes.

I know there are cases where the product can be made into a capsule or oil (minus the THC) that can be beneficial for some people.

Marijuana stays in your system for many days, so you probably shouldn’t drive or take a drug test at work.

I also wonder why you can’t take a prescription to your local pharmacy instead of going to a “special” store.

Carol Buder

Carson City


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