Pubdate: Wed, 04 Feb 2009
Source: Plainview Daily Herald (TX)
Copyright: 2009 Plainview Daily Herald
Author: Colleen Minter McCool


To the Editor:

The new prohibition ignores history and is a bigger disgrace and
scandal than sex in the oval office. The statistics reveal that racism
is epidemic in the drug war. It fuels corruption of public officials
and injustice in our courts. "Tulia, Texas" exposes this worldwide

It also triggers violence in our streets and in other countries,
Mexico's bloodbaths and 300 body acid stew, a case in point. The black
market supports despicable people who sell drugs to children and
recruits them to sell to their peers.

Marijuana is less addicting than caffeine and has never caused an
overdose death. Cannabinoids occur naturally in the human body.
Patients swear it is an effective, safer replacement for very
dangerous pharmaceuticals. We are punishing people (and) destroying
families because individuals trust science (to) make a safer choice
than available legal, social or medicinal alternatives.

* How can anyone but a servant of tyranny and oppression support this

The violence and corruption triggered by our insane drug policy will
end with repeal just as the official lawlessness and bloody massacres
triggered by alcohol prohibition disappeared after the Volstead Act
was licked.

Please beg our first minority president to end the worst public policy
since slavery; repeal prohibition.

Regulation, science-based education and treating abusers as patients
not criminals or a harm reduction is a better drug policy that
increases public safety. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition has
kicked off the "We Can Do It Again" project, calling for an end to
drug prohibition.

Colleen Minter McCool

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