Pubdate: Sun, 13 Jun 1999
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Copyright: 1999, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Paul Hindson
Comment: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


I AM getting really sick of your editorial comments shooting down
anyone with the guts to speak out against the hypocrisy of marijuana
prohibition. David d'Appollonia (Letters, June 4) points out there are
more dangerous legal substances out there, including alcohol, and you
call it "loopy logic?" With billions worth of pot sold in this country
annually, is it all consumed by dim-witted folk? Or could there be
some doctors who use it? Lawyers? Business executives? Newspaper reporters?

All those smug alcohol users out there know someone who has died from
drinking, but can they name one person who died from smoking pot?

Paul Hindson

(The debate has moved from medicinal marijuana to a justification of
casual use -- just as predicted.) 
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