Why do man-made drugs get free pass?

I am writing this from my observations as a senior at Chico State University.

A student who smokes a joint on a Friday afternoon after passing a tough exam will not pass a drug test he takes over the next two weeks because of that joint.

However, an irresponsible student who rails lines of cocaine, bumps Adderall or flirts with highly addictive prescription drugs would pass that drug test.

What does this reveal about society? The destructive powers of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and alcohol are often overlooked.

I do not want potential employees to be unable to attain a job because their stimulant is weed and their competitors, vying for the same position, get it because they prefer blow, Xanax or OxyContin.

I think it's time society looks at the stigma placed on a natural plant and the tacit complicity it has for far worse man-made drugs.

Kyle Heise

Walnut Creek

Recreational use is a very bad idea

We've already defeated that one in the ballot box not long ago. Of course, for Kamela Harris and the degenerates of the state Legislature, the vote of the people have little value. Remember "Yes on 8"?

This is why the potheads feel encouraged to put out feelers to come back on the attack.

Leo T. West

San Leandro