Pubdate: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 Source: Daily Messenger (NY) Contact: 2012 GateHouse Media, Inc. Website: http://www.mpnnow.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/2207 Author: Kirk Muse LETTER: MARIJUANA LIES MAKE CHILDREN SUSPICIOUS OF DRUG WARNINGS MPNnow.com - I'm writing about Stan White's thoughtful letter: "The prohibitionists are lying about marijuana" (Feb. 1). The question that needs to be asked is: Why don't children believe those who warn them about the dangers of drugs like heroin? The answer: Because when the drug war cheerleaders lie about or grossly exaggerate the dangers of marijuana, they lose all credibility. When children find out that they have been lied to about marijuana, they make the logical assumption that they are also being lied to about the dangers of other drugs like methamphetamine and heroin. This is a recipe for disaster. KIRK MUSE Mesa, Ariz. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.