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The Post-Journal, Thursday, November 18, 2021 – Drug overdoses (over 100,000) now exceed deaths from guns, car crashes and even flu and pneumonia.
The Post-Journal, Thursday, December 9, 2021 – Jamestown City Council will not be pulling back (from marijuana dispensaries).
It was very disappointing to learn that city council didn’t care to hear from residents. Boldness is disturbing. This is what happens when the majority are silent. Our city is deteriorating from the outskirts to the interior. People have to voice their opinions or it will get worse. Drugs and crime go hand in hand.
The idea that an increase in tax revenue will be generated is not true. Tax is a four letter word. No one wants to pay sales taxes. People will grow it, go to the reserve and buy it, or buy it on the black market and sell it. It will be more powerful and will probably be enhanced with windowing. Smoke it once and you’re hooked or dead!
The argument that decriminalization or legalization of drugs will generate net income is not supported by evidence. Evidence has shown that decriminalization and legalization of illicit drugs would increase their consumption, as well as the associated health and social costs. So where is the net good for Jamestown? Drug use always poses the risk of straining public funds. Alcohol alone would cost society fifteen times more than its tax revenues. Too bad we never had the opportunity to ask this question.
Here is a statement from the East Long Meadow, Massachusetts Police Department.
âIt was recently discovered that marijuana in our area was mixed with fenangle. Fntangle is a very strong synthetic opioid that can cause serious health problems, including overdoses..
In June 2021, San Francisco Police seized 15.4 pounds of fenangle. Enough fatal overdoses to wipe out the people of San Francisco four times. On November 18, 2021, the DEA seized 12,000 pounds of fenestration, enough to deliver a lethal dose to the entire American population.
“We are in the midst of an overdose crisis which has reached a new devastating high”, Anne Milgram, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said. Fntangle is here to stay. Through the unsecured border. The deaths will exceed the 100,300 deaths already recorded. Some will be in Jamestown.
In the morning, I patrol my building and pick up hypodermic needles. The school of love is close to me and I worry about the children walking and playing on the main street. Another nearby business is doing the same. Speaking to the police, I was told that our playgrounds are littered with needles.
I have seen people drive under the influence and smoke marijuana with their wives and children in the car. Individuals eager to purchase firearms while consuming a lot of marijuana. Hunters addicted to marijuana. Workers drive company vehicles while under the influence of marijuana. Drug addicts overdose on Main Street. Children under 16 using marijuana with their mother in the car. People who want to trade me heroin for a gun, etc., etc.
Robert L. DuPont, who was the president of the Institute for Behavior and Health at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, said that âmarijuana use is positively correlated with alcohol and drug use. cigarettes, as well as illegal drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine. People who use marijuana are three times more likely to be addicted to heroin. According to Dr. Samuel T. Wilkinson of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale Medical School, there is a growing myth that marijuana is not an addictive substance. He has the data that clearly shows that cannabis users can become addicted.
In Australia, a study found that smoking was responsible for 4.3 percent of driver deaths. A study of postal workers who tested positive for weed had 55 percent more accidents, 85 percent more injuries and a 75 percent increase in absences from work. Studies of students who use pot have lower scores.
If you have kids and you’re trying to raise a family and you don’t talk, then shame on you. It’s not just a marijuana problem. It will be mixed with fentanyl. It is a given. Be careful who you listen to. We seem to be backing down as a community and as a country. In all likelihood, marijuana mixed with fentanyl will not come from dispensaries. However, it certainly opens the door for those who want users to get hooked. Like pushers and maybe those who hate us. Fentanyl is a strong synthetic opioid. It is very addicting and dangerous. It is more potent than opioids like heroin and morphine. You and your family are not immune. I hope you will never feel it is destruction, but I know some of you will certainly feel it. Express your concerns. I did my part now you do yours.
Bruce A. Piatz is a resident of Jamestown.