Pubdate: Fri, 13 Jul 2001
Source: Kelowna Capital News (BC)
Copyright: 2001, Kelowna Capital News Ltd.
Author: Danette Polzin


To the editor:

I read Greg Williams letter on June 24 ("Pot not the problem some say it 
is") and I couldn't agree more. It's hard to believe in the year 2001 
society still believes American propaganda from the 1930s. The War on Drugs 
was established by the first drug czar of the USA and his ridiculous fables 
are still believed.

Society needs to open its eyes and face the scientific facts of today. 
Marijuana is not something just "hippies" or "white trash" use to get high. 
It's something that doctors, lawyers and your neighbours support. Not only 
that, it has beneficial, medical uses for all sorts of people including 
AIDS, cancer and MS patients.

There are some who choose not to use it because they are in fear of the 
law, and for that they suffer. Then there are the others who use it 
everyday and they suffer also because they live their lives as criminals 
every day.

It's time to allow people to smoke a healing drug that subdues their pain. 
Everyone else has done it. It's time for marijuana smokers to come out of 
the closet.

Danette Polzin,

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