It's scary that this substance has the chance to be legalized in Massachusetts. When are we going to say no to laws that are dangerous to our children, parents, friends, siblings, or just human beings?
If you are not fighting drugs or alcohol abuse in your family, this is another uninteresting topic to put a checkmark next to with voting. Another question that so many have no understanding of the dangers by checking off "yes."
This is the beginning of drug use, and this use will take you deeper into hell than you can imagine. I lost a husband and daughter to substance abuse. I talked behind closed doors at halfway homes, court-ordered programs and rehabilitation centers to addicts who admitted to starting off innocently with marijuana.
Their lives are upside down with losing family, children, jobs, homes, friends, and sadly, themselves. They have no idea how to wake up in the morning and feel normal...which included being happy and working everyday like most of us. Now, normal to them is looking for the high to start the day and end with it. Their minds are mush. They can't think or do anything but lay in a corner while their bodies are slowly dying.
What harm can it do? After all, it helps people. Yes, in many cases it does with an illness. Let the "yes" come from professionals who knows the person needs it for their medical reasons.
Doctors and counselors can't get the death rate down now, so why add marijuana to the list. Stop taking the easy way out with marking the "yes" box. Help us who are trying to stop the drug use. Marking "yes" is like passing out the drug yourself. You have become a drug dealer!
You never know when you or a loved one will be in this category and have a law passed that will send one of you to a cemetery.
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