Legalizing pot is a freedom-of-choice issue

I’m writing about a letter writer’s thoughtful letter: “The politics of legalizing pot” (Jan. 29).

I’d like to add that the cannabis legalization issue is not whether cannabis is completely safe for everybody, including children and adolescents. It is not.

The issue is freedom of choice for adults. Children have died from eating peanuts and peanut butter but we don’t cage peanut growers, sellers or consumers.

And the voters of Colorado and Washington state have decided that we should not cage cannabis growers, sellers or consumers.

Ohio adults have the freedom of choice of whether or not to consume legal alcohol. Shouldn’t they have the same freedom of choice regarding legal cannabis?

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.