Pubdate: Mon, 28 Feb 2000
Source: Houston Chronicle (TX)
Copyright: 2000 Houston Chronicle
Contact:  Viewpoints Editor, P.O. Box 4260 Houston, Texas 77210-4260
Fax: (713) 220-3575
Author: Thomas Wallace


The Feb. 15 Chronicle article, "Federal task force created to aid drug
war," failed to mention that most of our drug war money is spent
chasing marijuana -- a plant with no documented fatalities -- and that
our government's only concern is to stop the crime and untaxed income
created by the black market. If we simply allowed responsible adults
to grow the plant on their own property, half the Drug Enforcement
Agency could be reassigned to more important tasks and we could stop
imprisoning our citizens for their trifling consumptive habits. Or
should we continue fighting each other?
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