Pubdate: Thu, 28 Sep 2006
Source: NOW Magazine (CN ON)
Copyright: 2006 NOW Communications Inc.
Author: Ivan Smason


Just yesterday, police, politicos and media outlets arrogantly 
celebrated the destruction of another sizable marijuana farm here in 
southern California. Then I read Marijuana Mood Swing (NOW, September 
21-27), wherein NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre comments 
that the development of cannabis-based medications is an "irony" that 
may leave "the bid for legalization of just plain weed... in the 
dust." These absurdities are depressing, and much less a matter of 
irony than of tyranny and inhumanity. As Paul Terefenko's piece 
reminds us, the disadvantages of cannabis prohibition on physical and 
mental health are unacceptable.

Municipal time, place and manner ordinances should be the only 
regulations regarding the peaceable consumption of cannabis.

Ivan Smason

Santa Monica,

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