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Opinion: Enough is enough with pro-marijuana comments

Dear Editor,

Kudos to Dr. Richard Reiter for speaking out about Dr. Whyman’s comments on marijuana in his Sept. 15 letter, “Andy Whyman’s opinion on marijuana is disgraceful.”

Given the mounting evidence regarding the harmful effects of marijuana on the brain, immune system, heart and lungs, isn’t it common sense to conclude that any physician downplaying the dangers of marijuana use either has a personal agenda to mainstream pot or, equally concerning, is not taking their responsibility to patients very seriously? Or both?

Sending the message that pot is relatively harmless repeatedly and to a wide audience makes the violation worse, as does targeting young audiences (by speaking at schools.) Enough is enough.

Joan Shubinski

Incline Village