A letter writer takes issue with the pot position put forward by the Surrey Board of Trade.

Meltdown of civilization is nigh – not

How will pot legalization cause people to want to be impaired at work?

Re: “Pot is bad for business,” Letters, The Leader, Sept. 5.

Your entire letter, Ms. Huberman, is directed towards those who would use marijuana at work. But how will legalization cause people to want to be impaired at work?

To show up at my construction site impaired would result in immediate removal from site, loss of employment, and possible criminal charges. Would Ms. Huberman suggest that responsible, contributing members of society will suddenly and immediately lose all self-control and risk their livelihoods by getting stoned before work if marijuana was legal to buy in stores like alcohol?

According to Ms. Huberman’s ridiculously flawed logic, people who enjoy drinking alcohol recreationally will not have enough discretion to stay sober for work. I mean, if it’s legal then we should be able to drink at work, right?

Obviously,  a total meltdown of western civilization will follow legalization of marijuana. Give me a break. This letter was a joke, right?

Thankfully, people are not as dumb as you think. Your perception of reality, Ms. Huberman, is disturbingly naive and ignorant of all the facts.


Randy Funk, Delta

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police warn of ‘dangerous’ sex offender, with ‘high risk to re-offend,’ living in Surrey

Howard Geddes-Skelding, 28, was released from BC Corrections Aug. 14, Surrey RCMP say

Now reopened, Surrey McDonald’s closed temporarily after possible COVID-19 exposure

Restaurant chain says employee had been ‘in contact with an individual who tested positive’

Surrey students paint mural, paying homage to First Nations, at SkyTrain station

Artwork to showcase ‘positivity and racial inclusivity in the city’

PHOTOS: Residents showcased as ‘companion’ sculpture unveiled

Amica White Rock welcomes bronze guardian, celebrates resident talent

‘Don’t kill my mom’: Ryan Reynolds calls on young British Columbians to be COVID-smart

‘Deadpool’ celebrity responds to premier’s call for social influence support

Death of 19-year-old killed in dramatic Fraser Valley car fire ruled ‘accidental’

Victim found with fentanyl in his system, bong and propane torch in front seat

Unofficial holidays: here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Aug. 16 to 22

World Photography Day, Black Cat Appreciation Day and Rum Day all coming up this week

Captain Horvat’s OT marker lifts Canucks to 4-3 win over Blues

Vancouver takes 2-0 lead in best-of-7 NHL playoff series with St. Louis

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Wings and Wheels set for weekend lift-off in Abbotsford

Fundraiser to raise money for Crystal Gala Foundation and the fight against breast cancer

Undercover video shows alleged animal abuse at Fraser Valley egg farm

One employee wearing logo of Chilliwack chicken-catching company already facing abuse charges

Widow of slain Red Deer doctor thanks community for support ahead of vigil

Fellow doctors, members of the public will gather for a physically-distanced vigil in central Alberta

Protesters showcase massive old yellow cedar as Port Renfrew area forest blockade continues

9.5-foot-wide yellow cedar measured by Ancient Forest Alliance campaigners in Fairy Creek watershed

Most Read