Pubdate: Sun, 23 May 2010
Source: Anniston Star (AL)
Copyright: 2010 Consolidated Publishing
Author: Dawn Palmer


What is it that makes marijuana so evil and
illegal? Is it the active ingredient THC? No, that can't be it,
because the FDA has approved a pill (Marinol) by a pharmaceutical
company that's active ingredient is THC.

Is it the smoke? No, that can't be it, because there are other
delivery systems that can be used, such as eating it in food. Could it
be because it is a gateway drug and it's addictive? No, that can't be
it, either, because tobacco and alcohol and many other pharmaceuticals
would be illegal.

Could it be because it causes schizophrenia and has no medicinal use?
No, can't be that, either, because there are 14 states that allow it
for medicinal use, and I know we would have already heard about all
the schizophrenics running around in those 14 states by now.

Maybe it's because of all the deaths from drug overdoses. No, can't be
that because no one has ever died from ingesting it. I can't seem to
find out what makes it evil and illegal.

Dawn Palmer

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