Pubdate: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
Source: North County Times (Escondido, CA)
Copyright: 2010 North County Times
Author: Nelson Norgell


So much has been said about this bad, bad, bad natural substance
(marijuana), about how dangerous it is towards the demise of the human
structure. But is it any worse than the alcohol being consumed daily
and sold over the counter? And let's not forget about the tobacco
industry and the medications sold in quantity to treat everything and

There are deaths recorded daily from the use of those substances sold
legally over the counter and with prescriptions, but I have, as of
yet, not heard of the deaths to those who have taken marijuana. Let's
see, oh, and let's not forget the true nature as a pain reliever.
Let's see, one does marijuana, then they eat and then they sleep. As a
relaxant, I can't see many violent acts being registered because of
marijuana usage.

If the government could stop for a moment and clear up its anal
retentive vision, it could possibly see the tax revenue should it
legalize marijuana. If they made it illegal to grow marijuana, but not
to use it, then the government could control the market and tax the
users, much like the alcohol and tobacco industries.

Wake up, politicians, and smell the roses. Power to the

Nelson Norgell

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