Pubdate: Mon, 30 Jan 2012
Source: McCook Daily Gazette (NE)
Copyright: 2012 McCook Daily Gazette
Author: Kirk Muse


Dear Editor, I'm writing about Stan White's thoughtful letter: 
"God-given plant" (1-27-12).

Is there any legitimate reason that a natural herb that has never 
killed anybody should be classified the same as heroin? I think not. 
Marijuana is a good substitute for potentially deadly painkillers 
such as Vicodin and is also a substitute for alcohol.

The pharmaceutical industry knows this, and so does the alcohol 
industry, and this is probably why marijuana remains a criminalized substance.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Arizona
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