Pubdate: Tue, 11 Mar 2003
Source: Maneater, The (Columbia, MO Edu)
Copyright: 2003 The Maneater
Author: Robert Sharpe
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


At a time when America was under high alert for terrorism, Attorney General 
John Ashcroft was on a marijuana jihad, squandering Department of Justice 
resources on a nationwide hunt for bongs.

With marijuana decriminalization on the horizon in neighboring Canada, the 
United States may soon be one of the few Western countries that uses its 
criminal justice system to punish law-abiding citizens who prefer marijuana 
to martinis.

His paramilitary raids on California's voter-approved medical marijuana 
providers best exemplify Ashcroft's reefer madness. The very same attorney 
general who claims illicit drug use funds terrorism is forcing cancer and 
AIDS patients into the hands of street dealers.

Students who want to help end the inter-generational culture war otherwise 
known as the war on some drugs should contact Students for Sensible Drug 
Policy at

Robert Sharpe, Drug Policy Alliance
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