Pubdate: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 Source: Willamette Week (Portland, OR) Copyright: 2012 Willamette Week Newspaper Contact: http://www.wweek.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/499 Author: Jillian Galloway POTS AND PANS Has not a single one of our federal officials traveled to The Netherlands and observed that the coffeeshops are no big deal? ["Weed All About It," WW, Jan. 25, 2012.] The federal marijuana prohibition is bad law that makes kids less safe. States that have passed medical marijuana laws have seen a 9 percent drop in alcohol-related traffic fatalities. We can save a lot of lives by giving people the right to substitute marijuana for alcohol. Marijuana has repeatedly been proven to not cause cancer, heart disease, brain damage, liver disease, emphysema, or any other significant health issue, and its addiction potential is about on par with coffee. We mustn't wait until a loved one has been harmed by alcohol before demanding that our legislators legalize adult marijuana sales. Jillian Galloway - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.