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Legalizing pot a bad idea

To the Editor:

The Opinion piece by Dr. Jerald McNair was stated so clearly and concisely, regarding recreational/ legalized pot.

What kind of society are we striving for? Are we striving for excellence or mediocrity? Should our society promote the use of a gateway drug that obviously can lead to further experimentation with other, addictive drugs?

At the same time our nation is dealing with a tragic number of heroin deaths from overdoses, we are promoting our citizens to slide down a slippery, dangerous slope.

Make no mistake, J.B. Pritzker will make this drug legal. His claim will be that our jails are filled with non-violent drug users. This is true. The answer is that we will not arrest and prosecute people for recreational use.

Capitulation on this issue will not help our young people compete in the marketplace of technology and computer-driven jobs.

Bud Wyman

Joliet

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