Letter to the Editor: Marijuana myths

I am sorry to see so many myths and so much misinformation surrounding cannabis legalization. Per a recent UD poll, over 60% of Delawareans support it, and rightfully so. THC, cannabis’ active drug, is not physically addictive, nor does it lead to aggressive or violent behavior. Yet alcohol, which is physically addictive and causes many […]

Letter to the Editor: Against legal marijuana

Totally against it accept for strictly medical cures. How much have the long-term effects of use of marijuana been published? A My brother died from a series of mini-strokes from a long-term use. The Journal of Medicine stated that long-term use of it contributes to strokes/death. I rest my case. Hope the governor sticks to […]

Speak Out: Marijuana and driving

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by Cathy Rossi, vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic, on the dangers of marijuana and driving. • Ha! But alcohol and prescribed opioids don’t? Trust me, people who smoke pot drive slow because everything looks so far away. It’s not like they’re gonna be speeding […]

Commentary: Marijuana jeopardizes highway safety

In light of the introduction of House Bill 110, AAA Mid-Atlantic calls on members of the Delaware General Assembly to oppose House Bill 110 because of the negative implications to road safety caused by the commercialization of marijuana (as experienced by other states, including Washington, Oregon, and Colorado) and to protect families on our highways […]

Speak Out: Legalizing marijuana

Legalizing marijuana Legislation introduced Thursday would make Delaware the 11th state with recreational marijuana, enabling individuals 21 and older to legally get high by smoking or otherwise consuming the drug. • I’m keeping my fingers crossed. — Greg Sheraton • I still use a dispensary but I think legalizing it is best. Everyone smokes. — […]

Marijuana legalization bill announced

DOVER — Puff, puff… pass? Legislation introduced Thursday would make Delaware the 11th state with recreational marijuana, enabling individuals 21 and older to legally get high by smoking or otherwise consuming the drug. Lawmakers unsuccessfully attempted to legalize pot last General Assembly, but a vote in the House fell short in June. This measure shares […]

Letter to the Editor: Double standard on marijuana legalization

I find it interesting that the Medical Society of Delaware opposes marijuana due to lack of research. Cannabis has been around for centuries. How much time do they need to study the plant? It sure didn’t take them long to research and approve opioid pharmaceuticals that have destroyed our country. I have yet to find […]

Letter to the Editor: No to recreational marijuana

We, the undersigned, as presidents of our state medical societies, have joined together to express our mutual opposition regarding our states’ approval of any policies that legalize recreational marijuana. We have serious concerns about the lack of scientific evidence that supports recreational marijuana use by adults and young adults. Most importantly, not enough research has […]

Letter to the Editor: Stop lying about marijuana

Regarding the commentary “Legalizing marijuana has consequences” by State Rep. Lyndon Yearick – DSN, Feb. 24) This is true! When marijuana is legalized and you can simply grow your own; 100 percent of the crime from illegal marijuana will vanish and the largest illegal drug dealer in the state of Delaware, which is the state […]

Hawaii decides again not to legalize marijuana

HONOLULU — On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at the state and federal levels, and voters back Democratic presidential candidates over Republicans by some of the widest margins in the U.S. The state has committed to the Paris climate agreement that President Donald […]