Pubdate: Wed, 20 Nov 2002
Source: Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (FL)
Copyright: 2002 Sun-Sentinel Company
Author: Stan White


I strongly disagree with a recent letter writer's persecution of medical 
marijuana "Crimes and justice," Nov. 13). Cannabis (marijuana) is a much 
less dangerous substance than many legal substances, and it's irrational to 
require that citizens who use cannabis must be caged.

Cannabis has never caused an overdose, never produced a cancer death and 
compared to booze and cigarettes, is a much wiser choice for a person's 
health. In fact charts show caffeine is twice as addictive as cannabis.

Biblically, medically and recreationally, many citizens use cannabis 
(marijuana) responsibly and are tired of various forms of government 
discrimination and lies directed toward them. At the very minimum, North 
America must relegalize cannabis, especially when you consider the worst 
side effects of cannabis are police inflicted.

Instead of caging humans for using cannabis, accept cannabis (known as 
kaneh bosm, before the King James Version) for what it is as described on 
literally the very first page of the Bible (Genesis 1:11-12 and 29-30).

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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