Pubdate: Sun, 3 May 2009
Source: Fayetteville Observer (NC)
Copyright: 2009 Fayetteville Observer
Author: Peter Christopher


Unless you are in complete denial, the 1937 Congressional Record tells
us America prohibited pot without any real scientific testimony, no
medical expertise and a media campaign based on bigotry three
generations ago. Meanwhile, science finds all over again a host of
medical conditions that marijuana treats effectively and every
objective review of the past century finds it less harmful than
tobacco or alcohol products. What are we waiting for? Tell your
elected representative if you agree with Jean Marlowe ("Fight to
legalize moves forward," April 16).

Thank you, Ms. Marlowe, for your continuing efforts to help many who
cannot, or are too afraid to, speak out more on this topic. Until it
means lost seats in statehouses and Congress, it's political football
as usual.

Peter Christopher

Hurdle Mills