Pubdate: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 Source: Central Kentucky News Journal (Campbellsville, KY) Copyright: 2006 Central Kentucky News Journal Contact: http://www.cknj.com Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1479 Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v06/n1068/a05.html Author: Jose Melendez FALSE CLAIMS AND OUTRIGHT PERJURY Unmentioned in the letter "Marijuana is a Bigger Problem than Some Think" was my reference to the destructive effects of marijuana prohibition; increased potency and availability of illicit drugs, along with windfall pay and profits for gun toting thugs on both sides of the law. Certainly, the neuroprotective, anticarcinogenic, antimicrobial and palliative effects of pot's active ingredients are not in dispute. Yet no one reasonably prescribed armed home invasions, asset forfeiture and prison time as "treatment" for beer drinkers and cigarette smokers. Indeed, transcripts from Congressional testimony to date on the comparative safety and efficacy of marijuana consistently include false claims and outright perjury. The real problem to solve is: Why should Americans accept a war waged on us? Jose Melendez Communications Director Concerned Citizens Coalition to Criminalize Prohibition DeLand, Fla.