Pubdate: Thu, 04 Jun 1998
Date: 04/06/1998
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
Author: Kelly T. Conlon

MICHAEL HARRIS issued the following opinion about marijuana smokers in
your newspaper (April 2): "But it pays to remember that there is only
one reason people smoke dope: to feel good without actually doing
anything in particular to justify or sustain that feeling.

Dope is a magic potion that temporarily transforms dumpy lives." Well,
I can think of at least one other reason why someone would wish to
smoke cannabis: to stay alive.

When Harris gets bored with cozying up to the Reform party, perhaps he
should take the time to ask Terry Parker or Lynn Harichy about the
difference marijuana makes to their "dumpy" lives.

Kelly T. Conlon

(Perhaps he was referring to those who smoke it illegally for other
than medicinal purposes?)