Pubdate: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 Source: Seattle Times (WA) Copyright: 2011 The Seattle Times Company Contact: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/409 Author: Kirk Muse Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n416/a02.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n417/a03.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n423/a05.html RESPONSE TO 'NOT-SO-THOUGHTFUL LETTER' I'm writing about the not-so-thoughtful letter from Theresa Froehlich, "Marijuana more harmful than cigarettes" [Northwest Voices, June 24]. Marijuana contains no nicotine, the main heart-disease causing and cancer-spreading ingredient of tobacco. Our annual tobacco-versus-marijuana kill ratio is about 430,000-to-zero. In fact, marijuana has never been documented to kill anybody in the 5,000 history of its use. So why does Froehlich want marijuana to remain completely unregulated, untaxed and controlled by criminals? Kirk Muse Mesa, Ariz. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.