Letters: Call out disinformation and hateful rhetoric against people of color and the LGTBQ community

Letters: Call out disinformation and hateful rhetoric against people of color and the LGTBQ community

Dear Editor: The Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) and the Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee (PDMC) have always maintained a hands-off policy when it comes to school board elections, which are non-partisan. As organizations, we do not financially support, endorse, or hold debates for school board candidates. Further, we hold dear our right to free speech, including…

New growth and development will bring value to Princeton

To the Editor: I would like to continue the discussion, sparked by the March 23 letter to the editor and the response from last week’s paper, about planned development in Princeton. When I first read the letter by the Princeton Coalition for Responsible Development, I was confused by its timing. Why was this group choosing…

Cannabis legalization is not a green light for commercialization

Dear Editor: When I voted for marijuana legalization, it felt good to make a virtuous decision. I was confident that cannabis regulation and other kinks would get ironed out.  Last year, cannabis became legal in NJ and municipalities began deciding whether to opt-in/out of hosting recreational dispensaries.  A couple of months ago I learned that…

Prohibiting dispensaries in Princeton won’t stop adolescents from using cannabis

Dear Editor,   Exaggerated representations of the harms of cannabis for nearly a century continue to distort the public’s perceptions to this day. They led to a “war on drugs” with harsh penalties in the 1970’s. Those penalties led to high levels of incarceration, especially for people of color, and many other harms. Making cannabis…

Regulated local cannabis market would mean safer products

Dear Editor: This personal opinion, which is not intended to reflect the view of my employer, is in response to recent concern about the safety of having a Cannabis dispensary in town. As a family physician, it is my job to provide medical advice to my patients using the best clinical evidence available whenever possible….

Retail cannabis dispensaries in Princeton would increase adolescent marijuana use

As Princeton residents and professionals who work in the medical/mental health space, we feel it is important to share with the public what we have learned and seen on the job. I am Sara Popkin, MD, Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I am all too aware of how vulnerable adolescents…

Vote was not a mandate to commercialize recreational marijuana in Princeton

To the Editor: As a 50-year Princeton resident and family mental health advocate, I oppose for now recreational marijuana shops in Princeton. That 75% of Princeton residents voted for the cannabis referendum expressed our town’s desire generally to address this sore matter. But that vote was no mandate to commercialize recreational marijuana here. More preparation,…

Recreational cannabis dispensaries don’t belong in Princeton

To the Editor: As a property owner and divorced mother residing with my two young children, the recent push for three recreational cannabis dispensaries in our lovely town is quite perplexing. Though I am in favor of medicinal marijuana, why do the dispensaries have to be in our neighborhoods? Why are residents asked to pay exorbitant…

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