Pubdate: Wed, 24 Nov 2010
Source: Steamboat Pilot & Today, The (CO)
Copyright: 2010 The Steamboat Pilot & Today
Author: Stan White


Yes, cannabis is a Schedule I substance (letter to the editor, "Pot
problem," Nov. 21 Steamboat Pilot & Today) alongside heroin, while
meth and cocaine are only Schedule II substances. That dangerous
message must change. No, cannabis is not a "gateway drug." Even
government studies have historically discredited the gateway theory.
While Omar M. Campbell notes that "advocates use a lot of euphemisms
in their promotions - e.g., dealers are caregivers, etc." - he
hypocritically refers to the God-given plant as a "drug." And that
euphemism exposes and illustrates the whole problem.

The reasons to legalize cannabis fills volumes of books, but to
mention one: America should not be in the business of caging
responsible adults for using what God indicates He created and says is
good on the first page of the Bible.

Stan White

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