Pubdate: Wed, 06 Dec 2006
Source: Reporter, The (Vacaville, CA)
Copyright: 2006 The Reporter
Author: Stan White


Citizens would be safer from impaired drivers without cannabis
prohibition. A recent letter exposes how cannabis prohibition isn't
working ("Where is concern for marijuana victims?" The Reporter, Nov.

I can remember, as a child, my uncle telling his father that he was
going "drinking and driving" which, through education, happens less
and less. Presently, without laws defining when smoking cannabis can
be too much, it all gets ignored with contempt.

When responsible cannabis users have a bold, legitimate and acceptable
legal limit that people understand not to cross, the situation will
change. Through education and regulation, there are fewer drunken
drivers on the road; there is reason to believe the same can be
achieved with cannabis users. Prohibition and regulation are two
different things.

Further, cannabis activists do not condone driving while dangerously
impaired. We simply want to end the persecution, prohibition and
extermination of cannabis and responsible users.

We cannot continue to punish responsible people for doing what
irresponsible people have done in the past.

Stan White, Dillon, Colo.
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