Pubdate: Tue, 17 Mar 2009
Source: City on a Hill Press (UC Santa Cruz, CA, Edu)
Copyright: 2009 City on a Hill Press
Author: Stan White
Note: Title by Newhawk


Dear Editor of City on a Hill Press,

Another beneficial component of re-legalizing cannabis (marijuana)
that doesnt get mentioned (Puff, Puff, Pass This Bill, Mar. 5, 2009)
is that it will lower hard drug addiction rates. Drug Abuse Resistance
Education (DARE) will have to stop brainwashing youth into believing
lies, half-truths and propaganda concerning cannabis, which creates
grave future problems. How many citizens try cannabis and realize its
not nearly as harmful as taught in DARE-type government environments?

Then they think other substances must not be so bad either, only to
become addicted to deadly drugs. The old lessons make cannabis out to
be among the worst substances in the world, even though its less
addictive than coffee and has never killed a single person. The
federal government even classifies cannabis as a Schedule I substance
along with heroin, while methamphetamine and cocaine are only Schedule
II substances. For the health and welfare of Americas children and
adults, that dangerous and irresponsible message absolutely must
change. Further, regulated cannabis sales would make it so that
citizens who purchase cannabis would not come into contact with people
who often also sell hard drugs, which would lower hard drug addiction


Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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