Pubdate: Thu, 08 Dec 2005
Source: Arbiter, The (Boise State, ID Edu)
Copyright: 2005 The Arbiter
Details: ite
Author: Phil Klink


Brandon Stoker does little to further his argument against Cannabis
legalization other than trot out the same tired and disproved
propaganda we have heard for years from his crowd.

Gateway theory? Give me a break! I've smoked Cannabis for over 30
years (with no ill effects whatsoever) and lead a happy normal
productive life and have no desire to "graduate" to harder drugs.
Furthermore, no one I know who still smokes has this perceived desire
either. His usage of terms like "Flower children" and "Mary Jane" tip
you off right away that his is nothing more than a continuation of the
Culture War spawned during the 1960's that continues today.

To further fan the flames, he goes on to talk of "burglaries, murder,
and fatalities." My God, the sky is falling! First off, no one has
ever overdosed on pot, it just doesn't happen. And know one I know has
ever robbed to support a Cannabis habit.

I'm not even going to go on because it really doesn't matter to people
like Mr. Stoker because they don't listen and they don't care about
the truth of the matter. The Drug War itself is responsible for most
of the crime involved in the drug scene by creating a whole class of
criminals and making a worthless weed worth more than gold. You can't
incarcerate this problem away Mr. Stoker, and caging productive
tax-paying citizens for ingesting substances you don't like is
reprehensible. So, enjoy a martini and have a cigarette and legally
kill yourself as you grumble about all us "addicted, burglarizing,
dim-witted, flower children" that are ruining your country. Pathetic.

Phil Klink

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