Pubdate: Sun, 22 Sep 2002
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2002, Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Joseph Leger
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


Why do people smoke pot recreationally? Well, let me tell you from 
experience: Because when we smoke pot we get high from that one joint. The 
high is softer than the high from alcohol. No matter how many joints I 
smoke, after the first joint it will not make me any higher than the first 
joint did. The high does not double its effect.

Alcohol will make you higher with every beer you drink. If you keep 
drinking faster, sooner or later you will pass out. But with pot you remain 
at the same high joint after joint.

The only differences is each plant strain has different potency -- but even 
the most potent pot plant will only get you as high as a six-pack of beer. 
That's why it's safer than alcohol. And that's why we need to legalize and 
regulate and tax it.

Joseph Leger

(We've heard worse reasons, though not everyone will be as encouraged by 
your honesty)
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