Pubdate: Wed, 13 Nov 2002
Source: Airdrie Echo (CN AB)
Copyright: 2002 Airdrie Echo
Author: Stan White


Dear Editor:

I strongly agree with the article entitled Drug awareness a 'parental 
issue' (Airdrie Echo, Oct. 30). The original prohibition on a national 
scale was worse than the booze prohibition and the sequel, now, on an 
international scale, is worse.

Caging humans for using cannabis (marijuana) is so mean-spirited, repulsive 
and sinful that it should be asked if cannabis prohibitionists really even 
comprehend that they're admitting a desire to cage humans for using a plant.

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 year 2002. Police, defunct of this 
elementary truth, compromise their trust in citizens when supporting the 
policy of caging humans for using a plant. At the very minimum, North 
America must relegalize cannabis, especially when you consider the worst 
side effects of cannabis are police-inflicted.

Biblically, medically and recreationally, many citizens use cannabis 
responsibly and are tired of various forms of government discrimination and 
deceit directed toward them. Police should not be part of that deceit.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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