Pubdate: Tue, 17 Feb 2009
Source: Pasadena Star-News, The (CA)
Copyright: 2009 Pasadena Star News
Author: David R. Ford


Re Michael Phelps:

For more than 60 years I have been a marijuana researcher and author
of two books on this subject. The Drug Enforcement Administration's
own Judge Young, after two years of research, stated: "Marijuana, in
its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically substances
known to man." The government has not been able to prove one
toxicity-related death from cannabis.

Compare that to nicotine products that kill 400,000 Americans each
year and to alcohol, responsible for more than 100,000 deaths a year.

At worst pot it is nature's tranquilizer, and not to be used by
students. However, at rock concerts police generally look the other
way, knowing that pot is the least harmful, and excellent for crowd

Government lies about this plant continue, including that it has no
medical value. I am offering the DEA one million dollars in cash to
prove it a lie. A dangerous drug is one that causes death, and or mayhem.
Marijuana causes neither. It should be regulated and treated like alcohol.

David R. Ford

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