Pubdate: Fri, 20 Sep 2002
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (AR)
Copyright: 2002 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Inc.
Author: Susan A. Moles


Now that Nevada is asking voters to decide the issue of marijuana 
legalization, talk shows are buzzing.

Asa Hutchinson, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration; John Walters, 
current drug czar; Barry McCaffrey, former drug czar; and other government 
officials too numerous to mention would have you believe that marijuana is 
a demon weed with no benefits, not even medical.

What they don't tell you is According to a Reuters report on March 25, Dr. 
Manuel Guzman of Complutence University in Madrid, Spain, released evidence 
that THC destroys tumors in rats thus verifying results from 1974 Virginia 
published in the September 1975 Journal of National Cancer Institute.

The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis published a 
revised paper in March 1996 confirming that the human brain has receptor 
sites for THC and its natural cannabis cousins to which no other compounds 
known thus far will bind.

When God created us and gave us every herb-bearing seed, he set up our 
bodies to utilize cannabis--all this from a weed you can grow in the back 
yard for free. Maybe its time we asked ourselves just whose interest they 
are trying to protect.

After years of debate, Senator Tim Hutchinson will not even consider 
reclassifying marijuana from schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act so 
additional research can be done.  Remember this when you go to the polls.

Susan A. Moles

Pencil Bluff, AR
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