Reaction to: Don’t bring your dope to my house (October 2017)
“Hi, Faye. Read your article of above noted title in the Penticton Western News, Oct. 11 2017 edition. Thank you!
Just as happened with cigarettes in the 1980’s, it would seem those who insist on smoking pot need to be trained not to impose their nasty habit on everybody else around them. It is objectionable that many open air events have to be avoided due to the haze and stench of burning marijuana. Nor do I appreciate encountering a wall of marijuana smoke when walking down the street or while enjoying time in a city park. I haven’t allowed the use of tobacco in my home since the early 1970’s and, like you, have no intention of permitting use of marijuana in my home either.
I have responded to the BC gov’t invitation to complete their survey on what to consider when creating rules on legalized marijuana come July 2018. Took the liberty of suggesting the same rules that apply to cigarette smoking in public places should also apply to marijuana. Survey also touched on roadside testing by police for drugs consumption (including marijuana) by motorists. Pointed out to them that some prescription drugs (e.g. Tecta – read the fine print on brochure that comes with prescription) will give a false positive reading for THC and the police, court system, medical system need to be made aware of that fact.
Again, thank you for speaking up on this touchy subject. Very brave of you.”