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.