Pubdate: Thu, 28 Jun 2012
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2012 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Oliver Steinberg


Re "Measure A hangover" (From This Corner, by Robert Speer, June 21):

So the county supervisors have a headache from trying to circumvent 
or circumscribe the medicinal-cannabis law? Maybe they should get 
themselves a doctor's recommendation and smoke some cannabis for it. 
That should relieve their headache.

The other way to relieve it would be to finally admit that the basic 
premise of cannabis prohibition is based on lies, and that the 
solution to the problems caused by prohibition is to repeal the 
prohibition law!

Why are authority figures (and politicians in particular) so addicted 
to reefer madness? In a free society, the government has no business 
dictating what the citizens may eat or drink or smoke.

When one listens to politicians and police still defending the legal 
fiction that pretends cannabis is a menace to civilization, one hears 
the echo of the Inquisition. Immune to logic, allergic to reason, 
blind to factual evidence, contemptuous of the will of the people, 
they don't deserve anyone's sympathy.

Oliver Steinberg

St. Paul, Minn.
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