Neither are beneficial

    In a letter in the Oct. 18 issue of this newspaper, it is claimed that beer "is enjoyed in a responsible and socially positive manner with beneficial results." Those who regularly smoke marijuana will make a similar statement in its defense. In truth, there are no long-lasting beneficial results with either.
    If a mind-altering substance is truly beneficial to the individual or society, then we should be encouraging such use by everyone.

Michael S. Cole, M.D.
25 October 1993
Southwest Times Record