Pubdate: Tue, 4 Aug 2009
Source: Tribune Review (Pittsburgh, PA)
Copyright: 2009 Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
Author: Suzanne Wills


Kudos from a thinking person on the editorial "Stop 'reefer madness':
Legalize marijuana" (July 29 and! The Trib made all the
right points.

Of course, marijuana should be legal. It was legal for most of the
history of this country -- until 1937, to be exact.

There were no problems associated with marijuana use. It was made
illegal by temperance crusaders who were furious and frustrated
because national alcohol prohibition had been repealed. Their job was
made easy by an ignorant, apathetic Congress.

It's time, at long last, to repeal prohibition again -- marijuana

Suzanne Wills

Dallas, Texas

The writer is director and treasurer of the Drug Policy Forum of Texas
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