Pubdate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009
Source: Guardian (Wright State U, OH Edu)
Copyright: 2009 Guardian
Author: Jerry D. Lape


I was reading the piece about all the doom and gloom that would 
accompany legalization of "weed" (cannabis,hemp,marijuana). The thing 
the writer left out, was the fact that illegal or not, weed is 
currently sold everywhere. And it is sold to anyone with cash, by criminals.

In reading this piece, a person would get the idea that our 
authorities, were incapable of controlling a legal substance. In that 
case we are in dire need of some new and capable authorities. Or does 
the writer believe that the drug trade is better left in the hands of 
street gangs, cartels, and even the Taliban? Yes, there are many 
reasons to hate drugs, but "prohibition" is not working, and current 
policies only enrich the criminals. To continue on this course, is to 
condone the deaths of all who die for a failed policy.

Jerry D. Lape
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