Pubdate: Thu, 1 May 2008
Source: Mirror (CN QU)
Copyright: 2008 Communications Gratte-Ciel Ltee
Author: Ralph Givens


What argument do the drug warriors make to impose mandatory minimum
sentences for "marijuana crimes?" Where is the justification for harsh
penalties for using a substance that has never caused a single death
and has no connection to violence? Where are the assaults, thefts,
murders and social chaos from marijuana to justify sending someone to
prison? Apparently drug crusading cretins still believe the racist
fictions used to outlaw marijuana in the first place.

"...persons using this narcotic smoke the dry leaves of the plant,
which has the effect of driving them completely insane. The addict
loses all sense of moral responsibility. Addicts to this drug, while
under its influence, are immune to pain. While in this condition they
become raving maniacs and are liable to kill or indulge in any forms
of violence to other persons, using the most savage methods of cruelty
without, as said before, any sense of moral responsibility."-Mrs.
Emily Murphy writing under the pen name of "Janey Canuck."

There is no evidence that marijuana poses any danger except to the
deluded minds of drug warriors like "Janey Canuck" who have lost all
connection with reality.

Ralph Givens,

Daly City, California
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