Pubdate: Wed,  2 Jan 2002
Source: Anniston Star (AL)
Copyright: 2002 Consolidated Publishing
Author: Stan White
Bookmark: (Ashcroft, John)


Wow. It's refreshing to see the media and society shun (The Ashcroft 
Way - Equating Dissent with Disloyalty, Dec. 13) Attorney General 
John Ashcroft's DEA. Minimally, cannabis and hemp must be 
re-legalized. It defies integrity and rationality to cage humans for 
using cannabis. And to cage sick citizens using cannabis for relief 
of pain is vile, morbid and spiteful for a civilization in the 21st 
century. But Ashcroft will have all of that.

One of his latest: "New" interpretations of laws pertaining to hemp 
seed oil and hemp food items available at health food stores.

After Feb. 6, 2002, a hemp seed granola bar will be in the same 
category as heroin, effectively for the first time in America banning 
a food grain crop.

The major accomplishment of the DEA's prohibitionist war is a bigger 
Al Capone known as Osama bin Ladin financed by our own leaders' 

Further, as a Christian, it is a sin to cage your brother or neighbor 
for using cannabis. Thank God for cannabis.

Accept cannabis (also known as kaneh bosm, before the King James 
Version), for what it is as described on the very first page of the 
Bible (Gen. 1:11-12 and 29-30). The only Biblical restriction placed 
on cannabis is that it be accepted with thanksgiving.

If God gave us cannabis, who gives us cannabis prohibition? Hint: 
check The Apostasy at 1 Timothy 4:1-5.

Stan White,  Dillon, Colo.
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