LETTERS: Cannabis sales and a forecast for the new year

Cannabis sales


Juxtaposed on the front page of the Record-Journal on 12/30/2022 were two articles. One was the efforts of the group White-Out Walk to raise awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence, while the second story talks about the anticipated surge in cannabis sales to begin on January 10th, putting even more “drunk” drivers on the road. 

The state of Connecticut in its bid to raise more money and to keep up with neighboring states’ policies has given the green light to drive under the influence. No money raised through the sale of pot will keep you or your family safe on the roads. The first death on the road attributed to the influence of pot shall be on the hands of the legislature and Gov. Lamont.

I can’t wait for the year-end numbers attributed to increased DUI and the auto insurance companies responding in kind with increased rates for everyone.

Frank Milano Jr., Meriden

Shaping up


The year 2023 is shaping up to be like no other. Let’s look forward to what’s in store for us. COVID is making a strong return, the southern border is worse every day, inflation is not going to return to normal even with Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act along with the $1,7 trillion spending bill (how does inflation go down when the government is printing money like the newspaper?), thousands are dying across the country from fentanyl and other drugs, there is no end in sight for the war in the Ukraine, mothers have difficulty getting baby food, and the list gets longer every day.

There are thousands stranded in airports across the country but Joe Biden has no problem flying off for Christmas and New Year’s with no government intervention with the Southwest Airlines debacle. If those people were immigrants, the government would find a way to move them.

Woke is taking the country by storm to include schools and the military. The schools are teaching woke ideals to young children who become confused, and the parents have no voice in what is being taught in school.

The entire country has become a cesspool in the last two years and the solution is right there for people to see but they are too blind.

John J. Anzidei, Wallingford


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