Pubdate: Wed, 08 Jan 2014
Source: Daily, The (U of WA, Edu)
Copyright: 2014 The Daily
Author: Stan White


I strongly disagree with Ruth Marcus' column, "The perils of legalized
pot." It's ridiculous using children as an excuse to cage responsible
adults who use the relatively safe God-given plant cannabis
(marijuana). Will Marcus be lobbying to cage responsible wine and beer
drinkers next?

Further, claiming, "society will not be better off," legalizing
cannabis is silly. Cannabis prohibition is responsible for increased
hard drug addiction rates, contempt for drug laws, eroded
constitutional rights, escalated prison populations, corrupt
politicians, race discrimination, prohibiting free American farmers
from growing hemp (even though communist Chinese farmers grow it),
costs trillions of dollars and the list is growing faster than the
plant itself. The sooner America ends cannabis prohibition, the sooner
the sky will stop falling in.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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