Pubdate: Fri, 22 Jun 2001
Source: Columbian, The (WA)
Address: 701 W 8th St, Vancouver, WA 98666
Email:  2001 The Columbian Publishing Co
Author: Kirk Muse


The fact is, Colin Flaherty has his "facts" about marijuana completely 
wrong in his June 14 opinion, "Leno's marijuana jokes are dangerous, not 
funny."  If the readers are interested in actual scientific facts about 
marijuana, I suggest they check out the Web site

Another good source is the book "Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts: A Review 
of the Scientific Evidence," by Lynn Zimmer and John P. Morgan.

It is ironic that Flaherty would cite the television show "Dragnet" for his 
diatribes against marijuana, because the actor who played Joe Friday, Jack 
Webb, died of lung cancer as a result of his two- packs-a-day tobacco 
habit.  It looks like Flaherty is a little mixed up as to which product is 
dangerous and addictive. What has Flaherty been smoking?

Kirk Muse
Vancouver, Wash
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