Pubdate: Mon, 16 Sep 2002
Source: Coquitlam Now, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002Lower Mainland Publishing Group, Inc.
Author: Wayne Phillips
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


What Ander thinks he knows about cannabis is so flawed that one would be 
hard pressed to take anything this person says on any subject as credible.

He does, however, take prohibitionist lunacy to new heights of absurdity.

Ander's statement that "...marijuana smokers get lung cancer almost as 
often as their nicotine-addicted counterparts" is standard, run-of-the-mill 
prohibitionist fabrication.

Ander's notion that "the overall death rate is relatively low precisely 
because marijuana usage is relatively low" is also typical prohibitionist 

The Senate Report tells us that 30 per cent of the population (12 to 64 
years old) has used cannabis at least once; approximately two million 
Canadians over age 18 have used cannabis during the previous 12 months; 
approximately 600,000 have used it during the past month, and approximately 
100,000 use it daily.

Wayne Phillips, Hamilton, Ont.
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