Pubdate: Thu, 01 Jun 2000
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin (HI)
Copyright: 2000 Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Contact:  P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu, Hawaii 96802
Fax: (808) 523-8509
Author: Alun Buffry
Related: PUB LTE,
Also: LTE,


There were two opposing letters in your May 27 issue, one titled "Legalize 
marijuana and bring it under regulation" and the other headlined "Marijuana 
is a threat to our children." After reading many official scientific 
reports of the health effects of smoking cannabis, I must agree with the 
first letter.

This question is best left in the hands of the medical profession, not the 
courts. Arresting someone for a so-called crime that hurts nobody else is 
unlikely to have a positive effect on the individual or society.

Let's put an end to this sad war on cannabis users and introduce a little 
compassion, common sense and good advice into the equation.

Alun Buffry, Legalise Cannabis Alliance, Norfolk, England
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