To the editor:
Re: "Pot column scribe needs medicinal brownie," Letters, Dec. 12.
Especially with the unconditional support - and the antithesis for the contrarians, such as me - of the opinion-makers infesting the mainstream news media, it's undeniably but a matter of when, not if, pot consumption becomes legal and regulated; and when it does, hopefully it will be as progressive of a social move as its proponents insist it would.
But as with research into the health hazards involved with all legal, regulated, mind-altering substances, the same zeal for knowledge must be just as prolifically applied to pot consumption.
I so strongly urge such research, for as a former frequent recreational pot consumer, I know of the allegedly benign effects cannabis smoking can insidiously leave behind dormant in a consumer's body.
Frank G. Sterle, Jr., White Rock