The Union never disappoints when it comes to “retro reporting.” This weekend we are treated to “Elaine Meckler: Marijuana is destroying our youth.” (Elaine, you might recall, is co-founder of the local chapter of the Tea Party Patriots).
To be clear, I am the parent of a teenager and do not support kids smoking marijuana, and I’ve never smoked weed (except maybe an “experimental” puff or two as a youth). I do understand that medical marijuana has been helpful to some patients, and I “get” that legal marijuana is at our doorstep.
I don’t understand how a column like this is constructive in 2017. It’s a throwback to the “Reefer Madness” era. Reefer Madness is a 1936-39 American propaganda film about the melodramadic events that occur when high school students are lured by pushers to try marijuana.