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August 28, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Talking to kids about marijuana

Where’s the science?

A cigar-sized marijuana blunt is passed around at a rally at Westlake Park, after the Cannabis Freedom March. [Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.]

A cigar-sized marijuana blunt is passed around at a rally at Westlake Park, after the Cannabis Freedom March. [Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.]

Teens are used to adults making statements about marijuana that are not true. This leads them to reject any advice from adults that might be true. [“Guest: What to tell your child about marijuana,” Health & Fitness, Aug. 25.]

The Times should require a guest writer like Dan Labriola to provide a source for his dubious assertions of “facts” about marijuana.

I don’t believe he can provide a single scientific, random, controlled, double-blind study that backs up his assertions. Put this stuff on the Opinion page, where it belongs.

Kurt Johnson, Kirkland

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