Pubdate: Fri, 29 Mar 2002
Source: Pensacola News Journal (FL)
Copyright: 2002 The Pensacola News Journal
Author: Anthony Lorenzo


This is reference to Dr. Mett Ausley's letter ("Failed drug war," March 12).

The DEA will use any tactic to secure funding for their benign 
organization. They will claim that drug purchases support terrorism. They 
will target a few doctors. They will start a new war against Oxycontin. 
They will ban hemp seed food products. They will raid California cannabis 
suppliers of medical patients.

When will we stand up and say, "No more of this insanity"? Arrests for 
marijuana are up close to 70,000 per year now, even though two-thirds of 
Americans don't think people should be arrested for smoking marijuana.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary 
Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Ben Franklin.

Anthony Lorenzo, Tampa
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