Pubdate: Tue, 7 Jul 2009
Source: Red Bluff Daily News (CA)
Copyright: 2009 Red Bluff Daily News
Author: Orval Strong



Marijuana or pot smoking has not led to the bankruptcy of this state
or country. The full credit for our financial insecurity falls
squarely on the bankers and international corporations that have their
products made overseas with poor folks working for slave wages or
prisoners in our penitentiaries.

Jobs are lost, prices keep rising and the corporations are sheltered
from import taxes because they are American corporations. Of course
the stock market wizards had a lot to do with our financial fiasco,

As long as our representatives adhere more to those financial pirates
mentioned above rather than the majority of their constituents, our
monetary problems will continue to worsen.

I have no knowledge of anyone claiming that smoking marijuana
eliminates the cause of blindness from glaucoma, or the effects of
diabetes, or heart disease. It is not a cure for all the above.

It simply allows those living with those ailments to have a more
comfortable existence.

Orval Strong, Gerber
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