Pubdate: Thu, 14 Oct 2010
Source: Alestle, The (IL Edu)
Copyright: 2010 Stan White
Author: Stan White


Not only is the gateway theory discredited by government studies,
cannabis (marijuana) prohibition causes increased hard drug addiction

Responsible adults who use the relatively safe, God-given plant
cannabis often purchase it from people who also sell other substances
including hard drugs, which increases the likelihood of hard drug
addiction rates. Re-legalizing cannabis will eliminate that gateway
effect. Another reason cannabis prohibition increases hard drug
addiction rates is DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) telling
lies, half-truths and propaganda regarding the plant. How many people
heard DARE say cannabis was very bad and then realized it's not nearly
as bad as claimed and think other substances must not be so bad either
only to become addicted to honest hard drugs?

Another reason to stop caging citizens for using cannabis that doesn't
get mentioned is because it is biblically correct since Christ God Our
Father, The Ecologician, indicates He created all the seed bearing
plants saying they are all good, on literally the very first page (see
Genesis 1:11-12 and 29-30). The only biblical restriction placed on
cannabis is that it be accepted with thankfulness (see 1 Timothy
4:1-5). Cannabis prohibition harms children and adults. It also causes
murder, violence, lost taxes, hemp prohibition, wastes valuable
limited law enforcement resources, misuses the incarceration system,
leads citizens to drink more alcohol, insures unregulated cultivation,
causes contempt for laws and government and erodes the Constitution,

Legalizing cannabis is one of the most important issues of our

Stan White 
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