Pubdate: Fri, 06 Sep 2002
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal (NV)
Copyright: 2002 Reno Gazette-Journal
Author: Craig Bergland


Since the feds gave us the Yucca repository, it is only fitting to pass the 
marijuana initiative. It'll drive 'em nuts if one of the 50 states does 
something they refuse to do.

Passage will allow police to seriously fight the drug war - decoupling pot 
from the truly dangerous drugs. This will help weaken and destroy the drug 
cartels that sell bad drugs along with pot. Not only should we pass this 
into law, but we should increase penalties for the bad drugs.

Remember, kids, booze was illegal, too, until the citizenry got mad enough 
to change things.

And, if you don't like the idea of others smoking pot, why do you insist on 
being others' conscience? Why can't you live and let live? For some of us, 
this is a spiritual tool, and we all are certainly lacking in that.

If this passes, the feds will possibly withhold funding, which means things 
like the Trench may not get financing. Awww. What a shame that would be. As 
I see it, the worst drugs are greed, television, methamphetamines, alcohol, 
tobacco, opiates, aspartame, marijuana and coffee - in that order. People 
are going to smoke it regardless. What's the big deal? Let's tax it!

Craig Bergland

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