Medical Doctor from Peoria Opposes Legal Pot
Medical Doctor from Peoria Opposes Legal Pot
Written By David E. Smith   |   02.08.19
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Many people advocate for the legalization of marijuana from a position of bias, but Dr. Raymond Bertino opposes legalization on the basis of truth – medical facts and economics realities that expose the lies of recreational pot proponents.

In a January 2019 town hall forum hosted by Illinois State Representative Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines), Dr. Bertino outlines the grim future that lies ahead for the largest group of marijuana users, young adults aged 18 to 25. He presents data that proves frequent marijuana use causes physical damage in critical brain development, which in turn leads to an alarming trend of “failure to launch” in this vulnerable age group.

In addition to detailing the physical, emotional, and social damage caused by pot, Dr. Bertino also does the math, proving that supporters’ claims that legalized marijuana will solve Illinois’ fiscal woes just don’t add up.

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David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 30 years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless interviews for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as the sanctity of life, natural marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. He and his wife of 29 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. They strongly believe that their first duty before God is to disciple their children in the Christian faith, and...
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