Pubdate: Tue, 03 Feb 2009
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times (TX)
Copyright: 2009 Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Author: Stan White


The threat to the U.S. isn't due to Mexico's drug wars (Editorial,
"Mexico's deadly drug war is growing threat to U.S." Jan. 28); it's
due to a war over unregulated drugs. It was the same during the
original prohibition with alcohol. Murder rates decreased for 10 years
after ending the original prohibition and there is reason to believe
ending the sequel will have the same results.

At the very minimum, it's time to stop caging responsible adults for
using the relatively safe, socially acceptable, God-given plant
cannabis (marijuana). Re-legalizing cannabis will bring more honest
drug awareness programs which will lower hard drug addiction rates.
Then it will be more difficult to brainwash youth who become adults,
into believing lies, half-truths and propaganda concerning cannabis.
The old prohibitionist's approach can not work, that's been proven
over and over. It's clearly time for credible drug law reform and
re-legalizing cannabis is the key.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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