Pubdate: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 Source: Standard-Times (New Bedford, MA) Copyright: 2011 South Coast Media Group Contact: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/422 Author: Stan White Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n615/a06.html CANNABIS PROHIBITION IS GREATER THREAT THAN LEGALIZATION Diane Bolton's effort ("Letter: Legal marijuana means plenty more problems," Oct. 6) to portray cannabis (marijuana) as a detriment to children misses reality. Cannabis prohibition, not cannabis the plant, is the monster. Insisting cannabis is addictive will never make it more addictive than coffee. If Bolton honestly wishes to save the children, re-legalize the God-given plant cannabis. Magnify the example, examine how cannabis prohibition, extermination and persecution effects children in Mexico. The same way the original prohibition with alcohol affected children is the way the sequel effects children, except the sequel is on a world scale. It's clearly time to protect our children and stop feeding the monster. Those who support cannabis prohibition are directly and indirectly responsible for the destruction it causes to children. Stan White Dillon, Colo. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.