Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Pot shops can’t co-exist with businesses, churches and residences

Pot users want free access to pot but do those supporters think of anyone aside from themselves?

Whether we discuss smokers, users of drugs, or those who consume alcohol or other purchased beverages, the common issue appears to be of entitlement.

Pot users want free access to pot but do those supporters think of anyone aside from themselves? Do they ever think of how their behaviour affects others?

Comparing a drink to a cigarette to pot to harder drugs is ridiculous because although drinking liquids is a natural human necessity, smoking anything is not natural.

Generally speaking, more litter and more harm to the self and others, due to exposure, occurs with smoking and drug use.

Have you ever lived with smokers?

I have and do, the level of thoughtlessness that occurs from people smoking and their lack of consideration for non-smokers is immense.

Though Jordyn Thomson believes she is in the right (Penticton Western News, June 21, column: What’s the hold up with pot shops in Penticton?) I disagree with her thinking that pot shops can co-exist with businesses, churches and residences.

Patrick Longworth

Penticton

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