Pubdate: Thu, 15 Jan 2009
Source: Casper Star-Tribune (WY)
Copyright: 2009 Lee Enterprises
Author: Stan White



Dangerous and harmful older tactics are still part of drug resistance 
programs ("Meth Conference Begins Today," Jan. 5) which are 
responsible for increased addiction rates, that should be removed to 
help solve meth and other drug problems.

Stop government subsidized drug resistance education which 
brainwashes students (who become adults) into believing lies, 
half-truths and propaganda concerning cannabis (marijuana), claiming 
it is amongst the worst drugs. Truth is, the plant cannabis is safer 
than beer, wine or whiskey, hasn't killed anyone in over 5,000 years 
of documented use and is less addictive than coffee.

How many citizens try cannabis and realize it's not nearly as harmful 
as taught in DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) type government 
environments? Then they think other substances must not be so bad 
either, only to become addicted to deadly drugs?

The federal government even classifies cannabis as a Schedule I 
substance along with heroin, while methamphetamine and cocaine are 
only Schedule II substances.

For the health and welfare of America, the message to the children 
and adults concerning the plant cannabis and harmful drugs must be 
honest. After all, honesty is the best policy.


Dillon, Colo.
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