Pubdate: Wed, 09 Aug 2006
Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Copyright: 2006 Mountain Xpress
Author: Greg Francisco
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


How odd that letter writer James P. Anderson ["Gone to Pot 
(," July 19] 
would first concede he has no affiliation with any Christian 
denomination or sect, only to immediately tell us that Jesus would be 
opposed to a common weed. If Anderson was familiar with Christian 
doctrine and had read even the first page of the Bible, he would know 
that God created the medicinal herb cannabis and gave it to mankind 
for our use. So, is he saying that God made a mistake? Or that Jesus 
was at odds with His own Father?

Anderson then goes on to prove himself no more astute a scientist 
than he is theologian, with his ludicrous assertion as fact that 
marijuana destroys brain cells. Actually, if Anderson had made the 
effort to do a bit of research on his own, rather than simply relying 
on government propaganda financed by Big Pharma Inc., he would know 
that the research actually shows marijuana to have a beneficial, 
protective effect on nerve cells. Which is why it is being explored 
as a promising treatment regime for infirmities such as multiple 
sclerosis and Alzheimer's.

Drug abuse is bad. Attempting to use the words of God to condemn the 
works of God is worse.

- - Greg Francisco

Paw Paw, Mich.
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