Pubdate: Tue, 15 Mar 2005
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 The Province
Author: Bill Cooper


There are health hazards associated with smoking anything, whether it is 
pot or tobacco. There are many health hazards associated with alcohol.

I grew up with a prescription-addicted parent. It was not a pretty sight. 
Valium was mother's little helper.

Grow-ops, home invasions and drug gangs scare me a lot more than 
responsible adults smoking a joint in the privacy of their own home.

The government and police should be more concerned about methamphetamine, 
crack cocaine, ecstasy and heroin use than marijuana.

It appears the feds are willing to provide safe houses for hard-core 
druggies, even willing to give them free drugs, but are still willing to 
bust marijuana users.

It is high time we decriminalized marijuana. Tobacco and alcohol cause more 
health problems worldwide than all other drugs combined.

The human brain has THC receptors, put there by mother nature to process 
tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana's active ingredient.

There are no tobacco or alcohol receptors in the human brain.

Bill Cooper,

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