Pubdate: Thu, 09 Jan 2003
Source: Daily Herald-Tribune (CN AB)
Copyright: 2003 Daily Herald -Tribune
Author: Kirk Muse
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


Contrary to David Smith's assertion, I do see the harm in using marijuana, 
(Smith Responds, Jan. 6 Herald-Tribune). The greatest potential harm is 
getting arrested and thrown in jail with violent criminals. The second 
greatest harm is being offered free samples of dangerous and addictive 
drugs like meth or heroin.

I personally have not consumed marijuana or pork rinds for greater than 10 
years. However, I don't think that I nor anyone else should be punished if 
we choose to do so.

Governments cannot protect adult citizens from themselves and have 
absolutely no business attempting to do so.

Kirk Muse, Mesa, Arizona
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