Pubdate: Tue, 17 Jul 2007
Source: Daily News, The (CN NS)
Copyright: 2007 The Daily News
Author: Russell Barth


To the editor:

Re: David Rodenhiser's column, Smoking Pot Shouldn't Lead To Criminal
Record, in the July 10 Daily News.

It is the green material in pot that causes the problems when smoking.
THC has a lower flash point than the green material, so it melts into
vapor before the green stuff catches fire and makes smoke.

THC is also a therapeutic agent, not a toxin. Therefore, stronger pot
is safer, because it has a higher medicine-to-green-material ratio.

Stronger pot also means the user needs less pot to get the desired
effect, reducing the amount smoked, thus reducing danger even further.
Hashish is better still, since it is almost all medicine, and very low
in green material.

All the danger with pot comes from the prohibition of it. It is
prohibited not because it is dangerous, but because it is safe and has
dozens of therapeutic properties which compete with Big Pharma Inc.


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