Comment of the Day

Reader: Show compassion for Wittig, Hines families in medical-marijuana-related crash

Among the most debated stories of the month involves a fatal crash that may involve illegally obtained medical marijuana. But while many of the comments focus on whether or not medical marijuana is being scapegoated in the case, one recent post sets aside that issue in favor of showing concern for the families of both John Page Hines, who died in the incident, and Joshua Wittig, the person behind the wheel.

Here's the take offered by Rhonda from Texas:

Wittig's family's heart is breaking as well. They have a long road ahead of them as do the Hines family. I believe we are here on earth for lessons to be learned and hope the young bloggers that have been posting regarding this tragic accident is that they learn life is short and that we are all here on borrowed time and to make the best of it. As my dad always says....You can use your mistakes in life to make yourself a better man or you can use them as an excuse for the person you are today.

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