Pubdate: Mon, 03 Oct 2005
Source: Link, The (CN QU Edu)
Copyright: 2005 The Link
Author: Robert Melamede


Dear editor,

I hope Canadians have the intelligence and courage not to be mindless
slaves to the oppressive stupidity of America's drug war. This war has
its roots in racism, ignorance and greed. Sadly, the U.S. is run by
religious zealots who deny science and are incapable of understanding
that marijuana is a miracle medicine for many because it is the only
plant that mimics the way our bodies try to maintain balance.

We all produce marijuana-like compounds known as endocannabinoids. And
cannabinoids, among their many functions, regulate open-mindedness. I
trust the Canadian government and judicial system are not as
biologically defective as found in the United States. Protect Marc
Emery; he is a Canadian asset.

Dr. Robert Melamede,

Associate Professor and Biology Chairman,

Biology Department,

University of Colorado 
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