Pubdate: Thu, 22 Nov 2007
Source: Boulder Weekly (CO)
Copyright: 2007 Boulder Weekly
Author: Peter Christopher


(Re: "The people want pot," In Case You Missed It, Nov. 15.) No truer
words are spoken when you say, "The people want pot," and Washington
politics as usual is the reason why marijuana is the backbone of the
drug war and medical marijuana is under siege.

Drug issues are so easily jumbled in our drug policy, and we have so
little meaningful debate. Myths about the world's No. 1 illicit drug
trump science. Law enforcement claims "we do not make the laws," yet
each time, as if on-cue, they are available to espouse many myths as
drug experts in the witness process where government considers laws.
The drug war is a sacred cow no one will talk about honestly. It is
only when marijuana and harm-reduction issues result in congressmen
losing elections will things change. It is for our children we should
have a regulated marijuana market and keep it out in the open.

Peter Christopher

Hurdle Mills, N.C.
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