Pubdate: Mon, 19 Sep 2005
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Copyright: 2005, The Globe and Mail Company
Author: Robert Melamede
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


 From ROBERT MELAMEDE, associate professor and chair, Biology Department, 
University of Colorado

I hope Canadians have the intelligence and courage not to be mindless 
slaves to the oppressive stupidity of America's drug war. This war has its 
roots in racism, ignorance and greed. Sadly, the U.S. is run by religious 
zealots who deny science and are incapable of understanding that marijuana 
is a miracle medicine for many because it is the only plant that mimics the 
way our bodies try to maintain balance.

We all produce marijuana-like compounds known as endocannabinoids. And 
cannabinoids, among their many functions, regulate open-mindedness. I trust 
the Canadian government and judicial system are not as biologically 
defective as found in the United States. Protect Marc Emery; he is a 
Canadian asset
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