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Letter to the editor: Legalized pot is a gateway drug

Having a family member who went through outpatient rehab a few years back, I am amazed that Pennsylvania would consider legalizing marijuana. During every family meeting I attended, it was stated that marijuana is a gateway drug. Has that changed? Make it legal, and the next step could be cocaine, crack or heroin. We have a large-scale heroin problem in our area. How is this going to help?

It seems that Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman are more concerned with the income it could generate than the lives lost when/if legalized marijuana becomes the gateway drug to some poor soul’s drug addiction.

Susan Jones


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