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.
The front page headline in
“Slowly, states are lessening limits on marijuana”
The newspaper reports that there is “a growing national movement to rethink pot laws. From California, where lawmakers may outright legalize marijuana, to New Jersey, which implemented a medical use law Jan. 19, states are taking unprecedented steps to loosen marijuana restrictions. At least 14 states this year will consider legalizing pot for medical purposes or lessening the penalties for possessing small amounts for personal use.”
As a member of the state Senate Committee on Health, I have serious concerns about this issue. The committee held a public hearing on bill considering legalizing medical marijuana.
Dr. Robert Wallace is a member of the National Education Association and the National Association of High School Administrators and writes a medical column on Creators.com. Wallace recently wrote, “Don't kid yourself that smoking marijuana is harmless. It can cause severe physical ailments.”
Wallace then quotes from a magazine aimed at teen music fans:
“Smoking pot regularly breaks down the immune system, which means the user will be sick more often. Marijuana smoke also messes with the smoker's lungs big time, even worse than cigarettes……There is also medical proof that marijuana users develop what is called A-motivational syndrome which means they become apathetic.”
Read Wallace’s article here.
Too many questions remain making it too risky to ease up on marijuana restrictions.