Pubdate: Wed, 10 Nov 2010
Source: Providence Journal, The (RI)
Copyright: 2010 Stan White
Author: Stan White


It seems that cannabis (marijuana) prohibition is
a government-subsidized jobs program ("Splendor in the Grass?" Nov. 8
editorial) for greedy police and their unions.

When cannabis is completely relegalized, police will never spend time
confronting responsible adults for using the relatively safe,
God-given plant cannabis. That means that citizens will be safer since
police will spend more time actually protecting citizens.

That reality extends toward DARE, too, which causes increased
hard-drug addiction rates. How many people tried cannabis and realized
it's not nearly as harmful as DARE claimed and think that other
substances must not be so bad either, only to become addicted to hard

A sane or moral argument to continue cannabis prohibition and
extermination doesn't exist.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
- ---
MAP posted-by: Richard Lake