Pubdate: Sun, 11 Nov 2007
Source: Press, The (York, UK)
Copyright: 2007 Newsquest Media Group
Author: Clifford A Schaffer


Steve Clements is correct (No smoking gun, Letters, November 2).
Every major study of the drug laws from around the world in the last
100 years has concluded that marijuana is not a significant threat to
public health, safety, or personal ambition.

You don't have to take Steve's word for it, or mine. You can read the
full text of those government commission reports at under Major Studies Of Drugs And Drug

They all say that the marijuana laws were based on racism, ignorance,
and nonsense.

They all say the marijuana laws should have been repealed long ago
because they do more harm than good.

The problem is not lack of research. The problem is that people
haven't bothered to read it before they offered their opinions.

Clifford A Schaffer, Director, Schaffer Library Of Drug Policy, Agua 
Dulce Canyon Road

Agua Dulce, California.
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