HUBBUB: Legalize marijuana; teen's gun possession a cry for help

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 01:18 PM.

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Legalize medicinal marijuana

Let's not use "the children" as an excuse to prohibit and criminalize very sick patients in pain for use of a substance far less dangerous than perfectly legal alcohol and daily handfuls of deadly, highly addictive, man-made, toxic, narcotic pharmaceuticals because nobody condones child use, and this is about allowing patients in pain only to choose medical marijuana.

It's our responsibility as parents to educate our children on drug use. It's not the government's job to force Draconian medical marijuana laws upon every sick patient in need under the guise of protecting "the children."

Brian Kelly B Bizzle


13-year-old's gun possession a cry for help

First, thank God no one was hurt. Second, the parent may have had the weapon secure, but while they are at work, kids will explore.

Let's not blame the parents; this was a cry out for help from the child.

Darlene Alva Cook


18-year-old strong for reporting sexual assault

Poor kid! I hope she can get through this and the man gets busted! Lean on your friends and family for support and seek help through support groups.

You surely are not alone, and you are a strong young lady for seeking justice.

Annie Bush


Prayers for resolution to case

Praying this man is found, and hoping and praying this young lady overcomes this and does not accept any drinks from anyone.

Vickie Loretta Grubbs


In support of textbooks

While I applaud (Crestview High School history teacher Dana Baum's) commitment to her students, as the mother of a CHS freshman, I wonder if the school should start an online campaign to raise the funds to provide an adequate number of textbooks to students.

My son's history class has not been provided with enough texts to allow students to take the books home. He does have access to the online version via our multiple computers and mine and his father's smartphones, but he has stated that an actual text would make note taking far easier.

$10,000 would go far in outfitting the entire student body with basic supplies.
Gretl Stenske


In support of more digital resources

The Internet allows student access to endless groves of knowledge and the apps on tablets allow for more interactive assignments.

Jonathan Bellio


Smart phones, tablets could distract

Great concept. But I fear the teens will just use it as a distraction while in class. Unless there's blocks put in place to keep it strictly for learning.

Cat Bradshaw


Crestview leaders should consider Ocean Springs' renovations

Just spent a weekend in Ocean Springs. They've done a good job of renovating their downtown. Maybe we should study some success.

The recent opening of Peaden Brothers Distillery seems to be a step in the right direction. Let's add to it with some quality restaurants and nightspots.

Don Holloway


Advice for Crestview High's new principal

Get the students involved in the community events like Relay For Life, The Lyme Walk, the local soup kitchens, etc.
Sarah Douglass

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