Pubdate: Mon, 30 Mar 2009
Source: New University (CA Edu)
Copyright: 2009 New University Newspaper
Author: Stan White


Another beneficial component of re-legalizing cannabis (marijuana) 
that doesn't get mentioned (Revolution Time: We Need Weed, Mar. 9, 
2009) is that it will lower hard drug addiction rates. DARE (Drug 
Abuse Resistance Education) will have to stop brainwashing youth into 
believing lies, half-truths and propaganda concerning cannabis, which 
will create grave problems in the future.

How many citizens try cannabis and realize it's 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 it's 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 America's
children and adults, that dangerous and irresponsible message
absolutely must change.

Furthermore, 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 rates.

Stan White

Dillon, Colorado
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