Pubdate: Mon, 11 Dec 2006
Source: Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Copyright: 2006 Sun-Sentinel Company
Author: Robert Sharpe
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


Where are Sheriff's Detective Gary Martin's priorities? There were 
220 fatal overdoses in Palm Beach County last year, largely because 
of prescription drug abuse, and Martin claims marijuana is the 
leading drug problem? In the thousands of years marijuana has been 
used medicinally and recreationally, the plant has never been shown 
to cause an overdose death.

The same cannot be said of aspirin, much less alcohol or prescription 
drugs. There is a good reason millions of Americans prefer marijuana 
to martinis. Pot is easily the least harmful recreational drug, legal 
or otherwise.

Robert Sharpe, Policy Analyst

Common Sense for Drug Policy

Washington, D.C. 
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