Pubdate: Wed, 04 Aug 2004
Source: Comox Valley Record (CN BC)
Copyright: 2004 Comox Valley Record
Author: Bruce Symington
Cited: Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Cannabis and Driving)



In response to the letter from Clarence Tifenbach in the July 9 Record, I 
say: Do some research before you write such garbage. If you would just take 
a look at the facts, to be found at the Web sites or , or read the excellent book Marijuana Myths, 
Marijuana Facts by Lynn Zimmer, Ph.D and John P. Morgan, M.D., you would 
find out that every one of your arguments for retaining prohibition is 

Virtually every study shows that driving on pot is not like driving drunk. 
In fact, lightly stoned drivers actually drive better than sober drivers. 
There is no link between pot and cancer. In fact, there are cancer-fighting 
properties in cannabis. Nobody commits crimes to get pot and any violence 
between drug dealers is the result of prohibition, not pot. I could go on 
and on demonstrating your lack of understanding.

My father said, "Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak 
and remove all doubt." Please follow his advice.

Bruce Symington 
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