Pubdate: Wed, 30 Jan 2002
Source: Idaho State Journal (ID)
Copyright: 2002 Idaho State Journal
Author: Stan White


Idaho already has the capability to arrest cannabis users ("Officials To 
Fight Marijuana Loophole, Jan. 21, 2002), impaired enough to be a danger; 
why arrest those who present no apparent threat to society?

International studies show unanimously that cannabis does not impair 
driving enough to automatically warrant impaired driving penalties. Looked 
at like a chess game, this move is a loser for the prohibitionist. Adding 
credibility to America's failing drug laws is detrimental to helping 
society with drug problems and lowering the incidence of death from drugs. 
So keep the law the way it is and the message is one of intelligence: If 
you're impaired, you'll get arrested, if not, not.

Biblically, medically, recreationally: Too many citizens use cannabis 
responsibly and are tired of various forms of government discriminatory 
deceit directed toward them. By extension, there is not enough support for 
any war on drugs; that includes cannabis.

Christ God gave us cannabis and put cannabinoid (THC) receptor sites in our 
brains: Why use public taxes to punish citizens for making that connection?

Stan White, Dillon, Colo.
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