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Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

A new generation gets hooked on marijuana

Legislation


Illicit drugs are not being used exclusively by the young. Americans over 50, including many senior citizens are now smoking marijuana.

Retirees say they are resorting to marijuana to ease pain. However health officials warn they could be jeopardizing their health, becoming at risk to falls and heart problems. There are, as I have blogged in the past, other alternatives that are legal.

I am concerned about a growing number of marijuana users that has now extrapolated into the elderly. As a member of the state Senate Health Committee that is considering the issue of medical marijuana. I fear such legislation, if enacted into law, would open Pandora’s Box to even more people experimenting with and getting hooked on marijuana and potentially even more dangerous drugs.

Read more from the Associated Press.  

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