Pubdate: Thu, 31 Mar 2005
Source: Juneau Empire (AK)
Copyright: 2005 Southeastern Newspaper Corp
Author: Kirk Muse


I'm writing about "White House expert: Pot is dangerous" in the March
24 paper. If marijuana is dangerous, why would anyone want it to be
completely unregulated, untaxed and controlled by criminals?

Only legal products of any kind can be regulated, taxed and controlled
by governments. And if you want to criminalize marijuana because it's
dangerous, why don't you criminalize a long list of other potentially
dangerous products?

If we drink 65 cups of coffee in a single day, we have a 50 percent
chance of dying as a result. On the other hand, if we smoke the most
potent marijuana all day long, the worst effect would be a severe case
of the munchies.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
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