Pubdate: Tue, 16 Aug 2000
Source: Los Gatos Weekly-Times (CA)
Copyright: 2000 Metro Publishing Inc.
Contact:  P.O. Box 65, Los Gatos, CA 95031
Author: Annette French


Are Politicians putting themselves above God? I have often wondered how
Jesus Christ would react to this country's "War on Drugs." Would he put a
drug addicts behind bars or would he help them be treated? 

God knew exactly what he was doing when he created this planet and the
people on it. He created all sorts of plants and animal species for a
purpose. He created marijuana--God created marijuana; it helps myriad
diseases and conditions, and to top it off, it is found to be pleasurable to
most people. God also created the poppy seed plant from which we derive
opiates, to lessen pain. He also knowingly created the iboga plant, from
which we derive ibogaine. Ibogaine detoxes people who have a physical
dependence to opiates such as codeine, heroin, and morphine. Surgery
patients are often taken off strong pain killers much too soon, experiencing
a great deal of unnecessary pain in the process, all due to fear of
addiction. I think that God meant for them to be treated adequately for
their pain, and when it passed be treated with Ibogaine. It also works on
cocaine, alcohol and many other substances that can cause abuse. 

God knew what he was doing when he created this world. Who are we to
question him and imprison people? The whole "War on Drugs" smacks of Satan's
work. The people, ex-drug czars and National Institution on Drug Abuse
executives, who created the whole concept of mandatory drug testing,
happened to own large blocks of shares in the two largest drug-testing labs.
The Partnership for a Drug Free America (PDFA)--the ones with all the false
marijuana commercials--have their major contributions come from the beer and
liquor industries, pharmaceutical companies, prison guards unions and prison
construction companies. Think about it. Pray about it. Educate yourself
about it. I suggest because it allows both sides to
present their own points of view. Then, do something about it! 

Annette French, Los Angeles
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