All propaganda aside, after 60 long years of trying to find one, just one thing truly negative, billions of dollars spent, they have not, says letter writer. STOCK PHOTO

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pot enforcement was pointless

Many very good medical uses have been clinically and solidly proven

To the editor,

Re: Pot isn’t a gateway, Letters, Jan. 11.

It ain’t a stairway to heaven, either.

All propaganda aside, after 60 long years of trying to find one, just one thing truly negative, billions of dollars spent, they have not. Many very good medical uses have been clinically and solidly proven. Recreational use has also been proven to be a safe alternative to other drugs.

These are caffeine and alcohol and nicotine to name the gateway drugs. You start with a sip of coffee or cola, then sneak a cigarette and take a nip out of the parents’ bottle. Next thing you know is you like them pills mama takes.

Pot laws were designed to put people in jail in the U.S.A. and Canada copied that model. Too bad for that big business of private jails.

Neil Saunders, Nanaimo

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