Pubdate: Fri, 07 Oct 2005
Source: Arizona Daily Wildcat (AZ Edu)
Copyright: 2005 Arizona Daily Wildcat
Author: Dustin Rhodes
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


This letter is in response to Blake Rebling's letter ("Cannabis 
scientifically proven to be a 'gateway drug'") concerning the scientific 
proof behind the effects of marijuana. I believe there are some things that 
science simply cannot explain. While he makes a somewhat valid point on the 
effects of marijuana on twins, he negates the fact that marijuana could 
very well be the reason those twins are here in the first place.

There should be a study done on the parents of those twins, which examines 
that magical night. Mr. Rebling's second fatal mistake is that he attempts 
to separate alcohol, tobacco and marijuana as if they were substitutes for 
one another. Anybody in Economics 100 can tell you that they are perfect 

Can science explain why, after 12 beers, a person is just "jonesing for a 
J?" I don't think so. My main point to Mr. Rebling is that science can't 
explain everything, and in some cases (such as this one), it is just plain 
dumb. Can science explain why art is pretty, why Bob Marley is awesome or 
how an infomercial at 5 in the morning can be the funniest thing you've 
ever watched? I think not. Good luck and godspeed, Mr. Rebling. You have a 
lot of learning to do.

Dustin Rhodes

UA alumnus
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