Pubdate: Thu, 31 Oct 2002
Source: Auburn Plainsman, The (AL Edu)
Copyright: 2002 The Auburn Plainsman
Authors: Kirk Muse


Editor, The Auburn Plainsman:

Major kudos to Karen Johnson for her outstanding column:"Canada's doing it, 
so why can't we?"

The reason the United States has not re-legalized marijuana is because of 
the people, institutions and industries who benefit financially from the 
prohibition of marijuana.

If marijuana were re-legalized, we would not need nearly as many jails, 
prisons, prison guards nor law enforcement personnel.These people, 
institutions and industries will do anything and everything in their power 
to make sure marijuana is never re-legalized.

Until we can solve this problem, our jails and prisons will continue to 
expand: and our personal freedom will continue to shrink.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Arizona
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