Pubdate: Wed, 01 Nov 2006
Source: Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO)
Copyright: 2006, Denver Publishing Co.
Author: Steve Fuller


In the Counterpoint article of Oct. 21 about Amendment 44
("Marijuana/Relative safety of drug an incorrect and irresponsible
argument") I was made to laugh at the fright tactics used by Colorado
Attorney General John Suthers.

He tries to make a point of an increase of 162 percent in trips to the
emergency room from use of marijuana between the 1990s and now. I
checked up to find the numbers of people involved, as opposed to the
percentage of emergency-room visits. These visits are really people
being put into a rehab program, not riding an ambulance to save their
lives. Boo!

Give law enforcement the time to handle the worst of crime for all
citizens - vote yes on Amendment 44.

Steve Fuller

Wheat Ridge
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