Pubdate: Thu, 14 Jul 2005
Source: Detroit News (MI)
Copyright: 2005, The Detroit News
Author: Jose Melendez
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Incarceration)


About the July 5 letter, "Find a natural high," none of the supposed 
harms attributed to marijuana are sufficient reason for arrest, 
incarceration or asset forfeiture for possession of any of the far 
more harmful albeit approved intoxicants or medications sold. 
Marijuana was already accepted as a comparatively safe and effective 
palliative long before the Controlled Substances Act. Even the Office 
of National Drug Control Policy's chief today concedes the herb is 
nontoxic. Hypocrisy is neither a virtue nor an effective means of 
reducing addiction.

Jose Melendez

Communications Director

Concerned Citizens Coalition to Criminalize Prohibition

DeLand, Fla.
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