Pubdate: Mon, 07 Feb 2005
Source: Journal Times, The (Racine, WI)
Copyright: 2005 The Journal Times
Author: Jose Melendez


Even if it were true that today's marijuana is so much stronger than
in the '60s that its use could be associated with schizophrenia, we
can all thank prohibition laws, since such restraints of trade
necessarily lead to higher demand for cannabis products that are
smaller and easier to conceal.

Of course, the rate of schizophrenia has remained at a steady one
percent of the population. Interestingly enough, hashish has generally
double the concentration of active ingredient as the strongest pot,
and has been known for thousands of years.

Drug war is a fraud supported by propaganda, and most people,
apparently including Sturtevant letter writer Alan Friedrich,
eventually get over the cannabis consumption lifestyle, or continue
with far less medical complications than users of dangerous albeit
legal alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceuticals.

Any questions?

Jose Melendez, DeLand, Fla.
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