Pubdate: Thu, 16 Oct 2003
Source: Good 5 Cent Cigar (RI Edu)
Copyright: 2003 Good 5 Cent Cigar
Author: Randal Geringer


To the Cigar,

Your letters on marijuana legalization are outstanding. It is ironic
when people write the Cigar and use tobacco as a crutch for not
legalizing marijuana. My mom smokes tobacco everyday and has for over
58 years all the while being a great mother. This would not have been
the case if we had thrown her in jail as we do marijuana consumers.
Bad habits do not make bad people.

I am amazed that a racist agenda like drug prohibition goes unchecked
in the US and is encouraged by the billions of dollars we waste on it
each year. Throwing people in jail because others do not like what
they consume is akin to throwing fat people in jail for eating too
much. Marijuana use is overwhelmingly victimless.

To all those who refrain from using marijuana because it is illegal
and not because it is wrong I can only assume you would have taken the
same stance towards slavery and allowing women to vote. I do not
belong in jail for enjoying marijuana in the privacy of my home as
marijuana is "good" (God, Genesis 1:12).

Thank You,

Randal Geringer
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