Roger Tuckerman Emails

Why Marijuana Should Not Be Legal Until Age 25

A 2011 study found that people ages 14-24 who smoke marijuana are twice as likely to experience psychosis.

marijuana psychosisFrom:
Subject: Legalizing Marijuana

Dear Premier John Horgan,

I love the NDP! You’re the people’s party! I read you are raising taxes on rich people by two percent. The rich might move to another province if you raise their taxes too much, but who cares? Reduce inequality!

Although I’m happy that you are raising taxes on people who earn more than I do, I read that you will be allowing 19-year-olds to buy pot. This disturbs me because a 2011 study found that people ages 14-24 who smoke pot are twice as likely to experience psychosis.

You can read the study at this link:

Despite the increased risk of psychosis, I support marijuana legalization. I’ve smoked it every day for five years to reduce my chronic pain. However, the NDP should not make it legal for 19-year-olds.

Consider my friend Donnie. He started smoking marijuana when he turned 19, and now he is convinced that his next-door neighbor is an alien from the planet Nibiru. This is a serious problem because I’m his next-door neighbor, and he’s told all my friends that I’m an alien! Just because I was abducted by aliens once doesn’t mean I’m one of them!

If you make pot legal at age 19, there will be more people like Donnie who are delusional. Why would the NDP do that? I thought the NDP loved the people of British Columbia.

Please increase the legal age for purchasing marijuana to 25, so fewer millennials will suffer from mental illnesses. If you don’t, I will have to do something drastic! In the next election, I might vote for the BC Liberals.

Yours truly,

Roger Tuckerman


  1. First, thank you for your comment on my post and you invited feedback so here goes

    This article reminds me of all the times my parents sat me down for that dreaded 2on1 talk about how my prefrontal cortex has yet to develop

    Marijuana differs from alcohol within the fact that its consumption does not create immediate negative side effects

    As far as age goes it is upon a contextual basis

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  2. Are you suggesting people don’t develop their Endocannabinoid Systems until the age of 25? Because if you are you are wrong. We are born with them. Therefore people under the age of 25 also need to feed their Endocannabinoid Systems. Your friend Donnie probably consumed too much cannabis.

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  3. Hello! Your thoughts are neutral in the matter. You support the legalization of marijuana, while also saying there should be a limit. This is the same for driving. I did not have my license until I was 18 years of age. Wow. I support people driving, but not until they are of mature and sound mind. You wouldn’t want a 3 year old driving on these streets, would you? No? Me neither. At nineteen, you are still learning about life and certain substances and lifestyles can fill your mind with crazy thoughts, which is why the issue should not be taken lightly.
    Enjoy your writing!
    Sue Doe-Nimm

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