Although I am pushing 70 and am not a drug user (most particularly, pharmaceutical drugs), I find the columns that you are running by John Gilburt and his Boulder Alcohol Education Center Inc. to be very subjective condemnations of marijuana without any real clinical or scientific substantiations of his point of view.
To the contrary, his points seem totally anecdotal, rather than scientific, and a reflection of a seemingly paranoid perspective. If anything, from my readings, the truth about marijuana mostly contradicts what he is attempting to lay down to your readers.
I also find it very suspicious that the name of his education center seems to belie his focus, which seems to be marijuana rather than alcohol.
Reading his very anecdotal anti-marijuana comments, I not only question his objectivity, but further wonder whether he receives any funding from any alcohol-related companies; if I am wrong in my suspicions, all to the good, but that really needs to be understood by both the Colorado Daily along with its honesty with its readers.
I would suggest that he and all your readers actually read “The Emperor Wears No Clothes: The Authoritative Historical Record of Cannabis and the Conspiracy Against Marijuana,” by Jack Herer, available in paperback.
It gives the lie to so false propaganda circulating about cannabis in general, not to speak of its already acknowledged benefits as medicine, food, paper source, etc. — its applications are multitudinous, and it was used extensively by the founding fathers of this country as a cash crop with many valid uses.