Pubdate: Mon, 22 Aug 2005
Source: Newsweek (US)
Copyright: 2005 Newsweek, Inc.
Author: Robert Sharpe
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Methamphetamine)


While local governments are struggling with a methamphetamine epidemic, the 
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is spending millions on 
a reefer-madness-revisited ad campaign. The biggest lie to come out of the 
ONDCP is that new, potent strains of marijuana allegedly make pot a far 
more dangerous drug. This is nonsense. Potent strains of marijuana and 
concentrated hashish have been around for millennia. The only difference 
between weak and strong marijuana is that potent marijuana requires 
significantly less smoke inhalation to achieve the desired effect. It's 
actually less harmful. The resources wasted on the ONDCP's misleading 
anti-marijuana campaign would be better spent on treatment for meth addicts.

Robert Sharpe, M.P.A.

Policy Analyst

Common Sense for Drug Policy

Washington, D.C. 
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