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PETERS – Oct. 17 looms, consequences of cannabis legalization are still hazy

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BY THIS TIME NEXT WEEK, we’ll all be smoking pot.

Or at least, we’ll be able to smoke pot legally, trusting of course that there are no underagers in the audience.

Hey, there’s a first time for everything.

There is reason for concern about what happens on October 17, but it’s not the kind of concern that stems from reefer madness-type hysteria.

The evidence that many more people will be using cannabis once it is legal is still unconvincing.

We all know that those who had a taste for contraband up until now could and would use it, with the legal recourse being rare and minimal for casual users.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – Oct. 17 looms, consequences of cannabis legalization are still hazy

  1. “we’ll all be smoking pot”; I never have and never plan on it. I can’t see the desire to ever inhale such a foul-smelling compound into my lungs.
    That is completely illogical. Our dog is a fair bit wiser than people in my estimation.

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