Thank you, Modesto Bee, for the article Cities, police back pot regulation for first time (Page A10, March 5).
Welcome to the 21st century.
I am 66 years old now and, at 55, I got into a bad car wreck and hurt my lower back. The doctors wanted to do back surgery. I told the doctors lets wait, I would like to try something else.
The doctors gave me shots, epidurals, and put me on hydrocodone, Flexoril, Valium, ibuprofen and aspirin. I was a walking zombie on doctors orders. I was driving to therapy, endangering everybody on the road; I was wrong, but doctors orders.
I took my pills and sat around doing nothing. My health was getting bad.
After a year, I said the heck with this and got my cannabis card. The next visit to the doctors office, I told him no more pills.
All I know now is the doctors were getting money and didnt care about the side effects of these so-called legal drugs.
After a year on my medicinal marijuana and no back surgery doctors gave me an A-plus on my health and said to keep doing what I was doing. I can do all my chores, mow the lawn, walk the dog, ride a bike, go to the lake with my RV and live a good life.
Lets make marijuana legal for those 21 years and above who want to use it. I know now it is a lot less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco. Again, welcome to the 21st century.