Dr. Wallace: I smoke marijuana and I’m also known as a “pothead.” I read your column, but I always disagree with your “don’t do it” advice when it comes to teenage sex and smoking “pot.” Marijuana is a benign drug, and it can’t be lumped with drugs like cocaine and heroin. Instead, it’s more like alcohol, and alcohol is a legal drug.

Just for your information, three of our presidents enjoyed getting high on this wonderful “weed.” What say you?

Mario, Del Rio, Texas

Mario: Presidents are humans, and like all of us, are, at times, guilty of making mistakes. Let’s forget for a moment the wonderful “highs” that potheads claim they enjoy from inhaling this illegal “weed.”

Any time humans inhale smoke into their lungs, physical damage occurs to some degree. That’s why I encourage teens to refrain from smoking any substance, including marijuana, cigarettes and even corn silk.

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