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Over the last week or so we've had a lot of weed-related content pop up on The Daily Weekly. That's what happens when there's a

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Comment of the Day: Senior Citizens for Pot

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Over the last week or so we've had a lot of weed-related content pop up on The Daily Weekly. That's what happens when there's a controversial marijuana legalization initiative on the table, Hempfest is in the air, and the media director of an upstart medical marijuana alliance is canned at the group's inaugural press conference. It sparks conversation.

Early last week we published a Comment of the Day from a purported 70-year-old Daily Weekly reader under the name James R. Hoye.

As you may recall, Hoye wrote:

Why don't you committed Dopers just give up on trying to force your views on the rest of us, smoke your dope in privacy and stay off the road so as to minimize th threat to the rest of us.

I'm seventy years old, crippled by gout and in constant pain and I won't use marijuana or any other drug that impairs my ability to reason in order to lessen that pain , and you and those like you are just self centered fools who don't care who you hurt in the process of getting your own way, so expect no sympathy or support from me or others like me.

To no surprise, Hoye's outspoken comment drew a response, including one from Daily Weekly commenter herbalmagick.

herbalmagick writes:

Legalizing marijuana doesn't force anyone to use it who doesn't want to. It does not legalize driving while impaired. Apparently, Mr. Hoye likes pain and is opposed to anyone (i.e. normal people) who attempt to treat it. I'm also a senior citizen and I find that marijuana is a much better way to treat my various age-related aches and pains than addictive prescription pain pills or unhealthy OTC pain pills.

Don't people get gout from chronic overindulgence in alcohol?

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