Roger Tuckerman

Raise the Legal Age for Marijuana

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

marijuana psychosis

Subject: Marijuana legalization

Dear Premier John Horgan,

On October 17, 2018, marijuana became legal in Canada. God bless Prime Minister Justin Trudeau!

Marijuana will improve the mental health of millions of Canadians. When you smoke a joint, you experience peace, love, and euphoria!

Marijuana will also improve people’s physical health. (I smoke twelve joints a day to reduce my chronic pain.) Unlike alcohol, you don’t get a hangover, and pot makes vegetables taste great! When I get high, I can’t stop eating onions, garlic and carrot cake!

Although marijuana is good for the mind and body, your government made a huge mistake in legalizing it for 19-year-olds.

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

Consider my friend Donnie. He started smoking marijuana when he turned 19, and now he is convinced that his next-door neighbor is from the planet Nibiru.

This is a serious problem because I’m his next-door neighbor, and he told all my friends that I’m an alien! And some of my friends believe him!

Due to his psychosis, Donnie can’t reason or think clearly. Just because I was abducted by aliens once doesn’t mean I am one!

With pot now legal for 19-year-olds, there will be more delusional people like Donnie. As Premier of British Columbia, you must not allow this to happen.

Please increase the legal age for purchasing marijuana to 25.

If you don’t, I will have to take drastic action in protest! On April 30th, I won’t pay my taxes again.


Roger Tuckerman

If you liked this letter, it was published in my second eBook.


  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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