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Maine’s drug problem

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To the Editor;
As a new resident of Maine, I am dumbfounded at the recent legalization of marijuana in Maine. Everyone agrees that there is an opioid crisis in this state and around the country. So how does legalizing marijuana make any sense? It doesn’t.

Medical marijuana is a scam because the medicinal value of marijuana can be obtained without the THC component that gets people high. Make the marijuana oils without THC available for medical use. Now the Democrats running for governor want to make “shooting galleries” available to illegal drug users so they can shoot up under supervision. This is absolutely asinine. The goal should be getting people off of illegal drugs not enabling their destructive behavior.

I predict there will be a lot of unintended consequences in Maine as a result of the legalization of marijuana and the problems will only be compounded if the Democrats are ever allowed to open the “shooting galleries.”

Joseph McMahon
Greenville

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