Pubdate: Sat, 08 Apr 2000
Date: 04/08/2000
Source: Honolulu Advertiser (HI)
Author: Jim Henshaw

"I know pot growers who are delighted that marijuana is illegal
because it creates enormous profits. I know casual pot users who are
productive, hardworking citizens. Our nation is spending billions of
dollars and locking up hundreds of thousands of citizens to prosecute
a victimless crime. ... I'm a former pot user and the son of a
recovering alcohol and tobacco abuser. I find it ironic that our
government allows us to buy dangerous and even deadly drugs like
alcohol and cigarettes at the grocery store, but will throw us in
prison if they catch us smoking a joint.

Jim Henshaw,

Note: The Advertiser received nearly 200 responses from readers to its
series on marijuana eradication efforts. The series is posted at:

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