Pubdate: Fri, 04 Oct 2002
Source: Savannah Morning News (GA)
Copyright: 2002 Savannah Morning News
Author: William Huggins


Stop the lies of pot being evil. Our government officials have lied for 
years about marijuana, while some use it themselves. They still lie to get 
the votes they need to stay in office.

Something is definitely wrong when crack cocaine, ecstasy, crystal meth and 
other drugs can very easily be found, but all of a sudden the Drug 
Enforcement Administration puts up billboards saying, "Think it is dry now? 
Wait till next month," and then you can't find smoke anywhere.

It is said that marijuana leads to harder drugs. If anything, the lack of 
it leads to harder drugs. I've smoked for 20 years and never thought about 
doing any truly hard drugs.

Some people come home to a beer, some to a joint. The DEA and America need 
to get their stuff straight and go after the perpetrators of violence and 
crime and not pot users.

I believe law enforcement is afraid of people running and using these 
harder drugs, not to mention how high in our government the involvement 
goes. Law enforcement goes for the easy mark -- hardworking people trying 
to relax a little.

Legalizing marijuana would also give tobacco other farmers a major boon in 
business. And the taxes paid on it would give the government plenty of 
money to go after the real drug problems. Like it or not, pot will be back. 
Why not just let everyone benefit from it?

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