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

Cloverdale automobile shop offers to pick up, service, and drop off vehicles

Surrey’s Visscher-Pau Automotive starts ‘Blue Glove’ valet service — will cover Cloverdale, Langley, Newton, Fleetwood, and Hazelmere

White Rock brewery turns up the (alcohol by) volume in COVID-19 fight

3 Dogs Brewing is making hand sanitizer for frontline workers, general public

Surrey RCMP looking for ‘distraction theft’ suspect

Suspect allegedly tried to swipe a man’s necklace while giving him a hug

1,000 food hampers packed for delivery to students of Surrey’s inner-city schools

City Dream Centre-led initiative involved volunteer effort at Horizon Church in Newton

Surrey councillor wants property taxes deferred to December

Linda Annis is expected to present notice of motion to that effect at April 6 “virtual” council meeting

Here’s how to talk to people who aren’t taking physical distancing seriously

Approach the conversation with empathy says conflict expert

Fraser Valley auto sound business starts producing face shields

Certified Auto Sound & Security is doing what it can to help frontline healthcare workers.

B.C. clears more acute hospital beds as COVID-19 case growth slows

Province holding about 40% of beds empty for peak still to come

As 500K+ apply for emergency benefit, Trudeau says aid coming for Canadians left behind

Canada Emergency Response Benefit provides $2,000 per month

Wearing non-medical masks can stop spread of COVID-19 before symptoms start: Tam

Health officials had previously not recommended wearing them

UPDATE: UK PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care after COVID-19 symptoms worse

He has been quarantined in his Downing St. residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26

Travellers, travel agents ‘in agony’ over refund policies and customer service

Many Canadian carriers are offering customers flights rebookings or travel vouchers — but not refunds

Introverted and extroverted kids likely to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions

B.C. child psychologist says your parenting approach can’t be one-size fits all in social isolation

Most Read