Pubdate: Wed, 05 Feb 2003
Source: Revelstoke Times Review (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003 Bowes Publishers
Author: Michael J. Dee


Canadians should tell the United States government to mind their own 
business with regards to marijuana. The U.S. has no business telling other 
countries to violate the rule of law to keep marijuana a political crime. 
For the American courts to put people in jail for political reasons 
violates due process of law and the United Nation's Declaration of Human 

To violate fundamental rights due process requires a compelling state 
interest. The U.S. does not have one because the classification of 
marijuana as a schedule I drug is arbitrary. Marijuana is safe to use under 
medical supervision.

Michael J. Dee

Windham, Maine, USA
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