Pubdate: Wed, 28 May 2003
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2003 The Calgary Sun
Author: Frank G. Sterle, Jr.
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


By promoting its decriminalization or outright legalization, our government 
is basically legitimizing marijuana's consumption and implying it's 
basically harmless. As a former pot-consumer I, along with most of my 
former pot-consumption peers, can attest to the permanent damage that 
marijuana can cause to the consumer's body and mind. If pro-pot people 
propose legalizing marijuana for practical reasons -- less pressure on 
already-overburdened law-enforcement and justice systems -- that's a clear 
and perhaps practical motive, but there's simply way too much 
media-propagated BS telling our impressionable youth that pot is harmless.

Frank G. Sterle, Jr.

(The pot affected your logic, too.) 
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