Pubdate: Tue, 16 Jul 2002
Source: Christian Science Monitor (US)
Copyright: 2002 The Christian Science Publishing Society
Author: Adam Wiggins


I agree with Britain's decision to reform its cannabis policies 
("Tough-on-drugs Britain softens line on marijuana," July 12). It boggles 
the mind that an activity that is so engrained in our culture - smoking pot 
- - is considered a top-level crime in this country. A federal survey in 1997 
reported that 20 million Americans smoke this drug on a regular basis. Why 
in the world are we still wasting our tax dollars on the mistaken notion 
that we can eventually put every one of those 20 million people into jail?

Adam Wiggins - Pasadena, Calif.
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