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opinion Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Freedom of choice

I’m writing about Mike Holst’s not-so-thoughtful letter: “Legalizing marijuana” (2-5-14).

The cannabis legalization issue is not whether cannabis is completely safe for everybody, including children and adolescents, it is not.

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The issue is freedom of choice for adults. Children have died from eating peanuts and peanut butter but we don’t cage peanut growers, sellers or consumers.

And the voters of Colorado and Washington state have decided that we should not cage cannabis growers, sellers or consumers.

Minnesota adults have the freedom of choice of whether or not to buy and consume legal alcohol. Shouldn’t they have the same freedom of choice regarding legal cannabis?

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.

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