Pubdate: Sat, 17 Jan 2009
Source: St. Charles Journal (MO)
Copyright: 2009 St. Louis Post-Dispatch L.L.C
Author: Stan White


As a Colorado Christian who voted for Amendment 20 allowing people to
use cannabis (marijuana) medicinally in my state, I agree with
Cottleville Mayor Don Yarber ("Mayor makes medical marijuana his
mission," Jan. 9 Journal) to make a law that protects sick citizens
from state and federal government attacks.

Government wants citizens to think cannabis is a chemical weapon of
mass destruction; in reality, Coloradoans use the plant cannabis
medicinally while following state law, and it works: cannabis use has
not increased, and the sky hasn't fallen.

Further, it is biblically correct to re-legalize cannabis. It is no
accident that the Bible indicates God created all the seed-bearing
plants and said they were all good, on literally the very first page
in Genesis 1:11-12 and 29-30. Many obedient Christians would also like
clergy to speak up on this issue, since Jesus Christ risked going to
jail in order to heal the sick.

Stan White, Dillon, Colo.
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