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Here’s what readers on Facebook had to say about recent stories in The Daily Journal.
On Richmond County resident Perry Parks’ quest to see medicinal marijuana made legal in North Carolina:
Heck no. I have all my money tied up in pharmaceuticals. Protect the shareholders! (In states that have medical marijuana laws, the me patients dropped two-thirds of their prescriptions.) Not good for my investment portfolio. I also invest in tobacco, alcohol, fracking and private prisons. Cannabis is a threat. Don’t give me because marijuana never killed anyone and it’s a nontoxic and non lethal plant. I know this. I also know that shareholders are worth more to the legislators than citizens that are sick. We have the upper hand. Hopefully, people will not hear about that March Against Fear group. They’re making me nervous.
Medical cannabis is a much safer and cheaper way to medicate a number of medical disorders without all the harmful side effects of pharmaceuticals.
On what readers think the city of Hamlet should do to resolve a dispute with former police chief John Haywood, who was cleared in a State Bureau of Investigation probe after his firing:
Hire him back. He knows what is doing as chief. He is a great asset to the city of Hamlet.
Give him his job back as well as back pay with an “I’m sorry.” No one deserves to be treated like he was.
John Haywood is a great man who was done wrong. I’m so glad he can clear his name.
Go ahead and hire him back, but let (City Manager) Marchell (David) keep her job also.
I hope it gets resolved in his favor and the city of Hamlet employees and council members remember that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
On the Daily Journal’s call for readers to share the advice they would give Richmond Senior High School’s graduating class of 2014:
Take life seriously. I graduated last year and thought that college would be easy and responsibilities wouldn’t be crippling. You are now in charge of how you deal with your life, so make smart decisions. Never be afraid to ask for help, and try to stay true to your word. Being an adult is hard! Make the best of it. Congratulations on your achievements!