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Sound Off comment shows lack of tolerance

How very sad and ignorant that someone wrote to The Brandon Sun Sound Off, anonymously, complaining about a parent’s right to educate their child in French. And it is not a semi-private school by the way, it is a public school!

But to suggest that this person is not welcome here ...

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    The Kiwanis Club of Brandon has begun planning to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2019 — our initial charter was issued Feb. 2, 1919.

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    This is a direct reply to “Heed Cigarette Lessons For Pot,” a letter written by John Fefchak of Virden.

    I totally agree with you on one point. We can’t find intelligent life, especially when we have people like you comparing the scourge of cigarettes to something like marijuana. 
     
    It is truly ignorant and quite closed-minded to say marijuana is anything like cigarettes. There is no single recorded death in history linked directly with the use of this beneficial substance. 
     
    It is true, however, that it can affect your psychological development at a young age and can exacerbate psychosis in those with a genetic predisposition, but legalization can actually help by keeping weed out of the hands of children and keeping the public informed on any such risks involving mental health. 
     
    Your argument is entirely fallible in that you simply cannot apply cigarettes in medical treatment. So next time you try to make a statement against the legalization of marijuana, think of those with horrible diseases such as multiple sclerosis or cancer. Think of the people who can’t stop shaking and stuttering without it, or how cancer patients can continue to live wonderful lives without enduring nearly as much pain simply cause they have access to this medicine. 
     
    This isn’t 100 years ago when doctors prescribed cigarettes after being paid off by tobacco companies — these are cold, hard facts. 
     
    Educate yourself.
     
    Shawn Larway
    Brandon

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