Pubdate: Thu, 01 Apr 2010
Source: Garden Island (Lihue, HI)
Copyright: 2010 Kauai Publishing Co.
Author: Harry Boranian


Now that we are past the days of reefer madness, most people, if 
asked, would consider alcohol a much more dangerous and injurious 
substance than marijuana. Cannabis and alcohol should be treated 
equally under the law. It should not be illegal to use either.

Abuse of either substance, such driving under the influence, should 
be dealt with quickly and severely.

Although I have no proof of it, I suspect that the liquor industry 
considers marijuana a strong competitor and is partially responsible 
for efforts to ban it.

I don't smoke pot. I join my son-in-law, who lives next door, for a 
shot of Scotch and a good cigar, a couple of evenings a week. We 
settle some important issues during these priceless moments.

It's unfair to discriminate against those who prefer marijuana to 
alcohol or enjoy both. Don't ban the use, treat the abuse.

Harry Boranian,

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