Pubdate: Fri, 17 Dec 1999
Source: St. Augustine Record (FL)
Copyright: 1999 The St. Augustine Record
Contact:  P.O. Box 1630, St. Augustine, FL 32085
Fax: (904)829-6664
Author: John Chase, Palm Harbor, Fla.


Are you aware that drug testing is driving many adult pot users to
cocaine? Unlike pot, cocaine cannot be detected by analysis of bodily
fluids three days after use. Among the mature drug-using crowd, Friday
night is known as ``party night.'' Trying to stamp out pot in Vietnam
in the late 1960s drove our troops to heroin.

Ever wonder why so many kids use alcohol? Alcohol is vastly more
addictive and intoxicating than pot but can't put a felony on your
record. Most parents are relieved to learn that their kids just drink.
It is insane.

Enforced abstinence cannot work. Let's end this insanity and let the
medical community handle the problem.
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