Pubdate: Tue, 17 Feb 2009
Source: Northern View, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 The Northern View
Author: David R. Ford



Re: Half of school suspensions related to marijuana
(, February 11).

For more than 60 years I have been a marijuana researcher, and author
of two books on this subject. The Drug Enforcement Administration's
(DEA'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
American's each year. At worst it is nature's tranquilizer, and not to
be used by students. Government lies about this plant include saying
it has no medical value.

A dangerous drug is one that causes death and/or mayhem. Marijuana
causes neither.

David R. Ford 
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