Pubdate: Thu, 19 Oct 2006
Source: Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan (SD)
Copyright: 2006 Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan
Author: Clifford Schaffer


I am glad to hear of John Cornette's expertise on marijuana and
legalization (Press & Dakotan, Oct. 13). Therefore, I have a question
for him:

In the past 100 years, there have been numerous government commissions
around the world that have studied the marijuana laws and made
recommendations for changes. Can you name any such study that supports
your point of view?

I have already collected all the ones I could find, and I posted the
full text of them at under Major
Studies of Drugs and Drug Policy. The collection includes the largest
studies ever done by the governments of the U.S., the UK, Canada, and
Australia, just to mention a few.

They all concluded that the marijuana prohibition laws were based on
racism, ignorance and nonsense, and should have been repealed long ago
because they do more harm than good. If Mr. Cornette knows of any that
reached a different conclusion, I would love to hear about it.

Clifford Schaffer

Agua Dulce, Calif.
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