Pubdate: Wed, 01 Dec 2004
Source: UWM Post, The (Milwaukee, WI Edu)
Copyright: 2004 The UWM Post
Author: Kirk Muse
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)

I'm writing about Robert Sharpe's outstanding letter: Higher Education Act 
Targets Poor, at Risk Students (11-17-04).

I'd like to add that marijuana is relatively safe in that it has never 
caused a documented death from its use.  However, marijuana prohibition is 
very dangerous.  Dangerous because marijuana then is sold only by 
criminals.  Criminals who often sell other, much more dangerous drugs, and 
who offer free samples to their marijuana customers.

For the sake of our children, we need to regulate and control the sale of 

Only legal products can be regulated by our government.  Only legal 
products can be controlled by our government.  And only legal products can 
be taxed by our government.

Speaking of taxes, it seem to me that non-marijuana users would be very 
much in favor of taxing a product that they don't use.

Around here, taxing someone else's vice is very popular.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, AZ
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