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Pot not same as tobacco, alcohol [Letter]

Pot not same as tobacco, alcohol [Letter]

President Barack Obama's position on smoking marijuana is extremely misguided ("Obama: pot a 'vice' but no more dangerous than alcohol," Jan. 19).

As a 60-year-old boomer who has for the most part drunk responsibly for 45 years and has experimented with marijuana on occasion, I adamantly reject his opinion equating smoking pot to smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol. While drinking alcohol in moderation can gradually deteriorate one's ability to function adequately, smoking even a small amount of marijuana can debilitate a person in minutes without a...