Pubdate: Thu, 23 Apr 2009
Source: Boulder Weekly (CO)
Copyright: 2009 Boulder Weekly
Author: Kevin Clark


"Marijuana is a potent neuro-toxin that if used excessively may lead 
to severe and lasting psychosis." Did Dr. Coleman just watch Reefer 
Madness? I'm not sure what Mr. Coleman's doctorate is in, but he 
appears to be ignorant of the true nature of marijuana or the concept 
of therapeutic ratio. Marijuana has one of the safest therapeutic 
ratios of any substance, while alcohol has one of the worst. Mr. 
Coleman would be hard pressed to find any legitimate physician or 
pharmacologist that agrees that marijuana is a "potent neuro-toxin." 
Alcohol is much more harmful for the individual and society in 
general - ask any front-line ER doc, social worker or practicing 
psychologist. For his argument to be consistent, we should go ahead 
with both alcohol and nicotine, as well.

Kevin Clark/via Internet
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