Pubdate: Thu, 03 Nov 2011
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2011 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Hugh G. Campbell


Re "The marijuana mess" (Editorial, Oct. 20):

What is it with this marijuana mania? Everyone seems obsessed with 
it. I don't partake of the substance and have no intention of doing 
so. However, for those who do, what's the big deal?

 From what those who have used it say, it merely renders one quiet, 
calm and introspective. Unlike other drugs such as alcohol, which 
causes people to become violent and dangerous, it appears that 
marijuana is no menace to society.

I am acquainted with a few law-enforcement members. They are all 
intelligent, level-headed folks who are seldom animated by anything 
that comes their way. However, at the mention of marijuana they seem 
to come unhinged. Although they don't froth at the mouth, they look 
like they are almost going to.

With our budget problems and shortage of police, couldn't we get the 
limited law-enforcement personnel we do have to concentrate on 
activities that are a menace to society rather than this innocuous 
practice of marijuana production and consumption?

Hugh G. Campbell

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