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Leonard J. Steinman

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

As of June 4, 2019, legalized medical marijuana will be allowed in Missouri. Do you realize that if you smoke this around your friends, family and neighbors you could be putting their jobs in jeopardy?

Are you willing to support them and their families if they lose their jobs because you smoked the legalized medical marijuana around them, and they tested positive for the drug in a random drug test? If you smoke it in public, you could also be putting random strangers’ jobs at risk?

So lawmakers, are you willing to support the public, your voters, if they become unemployed for testing positive? I don’t think you are. The oil can provide the same desired treatment effect without putting innocent law-abiding citizens at risk. Is putting the general public’s ability to earn a living for themselves and their families worth the few extra votes you might get during an election no matter what party you campaign under?

Because in case you don’t know, it is still against the federal law.

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