This is in response to the letters mentioning that marijuana should be legalized.
It really surprises me that seemingly intelligent people seem to come up with this rhetoric. Cigarette smoking has been legal forever and the government has been raking in the tax money from the sales of tobacco and tobacco products. Yet for years there has been a movement underway to convince cigarette smokers that it is a shameful thing and that cigarette smoking is a burden on our health care costs.
I seem to remember that a number of years ago the government or our health care system was going to take cigarette companies to court in an effort to recoup some of the money that cigarette smoking costs to our health care.
Does anyone not see that the same thing is going to happen when people smoke marijuana? Cigarette smoking does not make us lazy and be unambitious. We know that smoking anything is bad for our lungs. Be real.