Pubdate: Sun, 27 May 2001
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune (MO)
Copyright: 2001 Columbia Daily Tribune
Author: Peter C. Christopher


Editor, the Tribune:

Kudos to your publisher for his stand on medical and recreational 
marijuana. The time is long overdue for debate on all issues pertaining to 
marijuana. While the rest of this planet is softening its ridiculous 
posture on marijuana, America moves further into the drug war. The war on 
some drugs will not end until Congress feels the will of the voter at the 
polls. When a Senate or House member loses his post to anti-drug war 
sentiment, the situation will change - and fast. The effectiveness of the 
drug war cannot be measured in political rhetoric as our government would 
have us believe, but the cost of drug war is felt every day by drug war 
prisoners, asset forfeiture and police corruption. Do not return drug 
warriors to Washington, and the war will end.

Peter C. Christopher

Locust, N.J.
- ---
MAP posted-by: Terry Liittschwager