Pubdate: Thu, 20 Aug 2009
Source: Telegram, The (CN NF)
Copyright: 2009 The Telegram
Author: Rhonda Goriak Boylan


It's great to hear that the West Coast's "Prince of Pot," Marc Emery, 
attracted over 300 attendees while visiting St. John's.

His message is strong and positive: it is time to legalize marijuana 
and remove the criminal element, making it legal for anyone to grow 
and use marijuana who is at or above the age of consent.

And how, by removing archaic laws that continue to prohibit the free 
use of this wondrous herb, we would free up multiple billions of 
dollars currently being eaten up by police agencies around the globe 
in an effort to stamp out a relatively harmless plant.

In doing so, our police officers would be able to concentrate on 
ending the threat of far more dangerous and insidious addictive drugs 
such as crack cocaine and methamphetamines.

Let them know how you feel

There is a much better way. Our government needs to hear your voices. 
Please send your thoughts to your local MP or government representative.

Do not be afraid. Act now!

As Jimi Hendrix said, "Everything can be used properly as long as it 
is not used as a crutch, as long as it doesn't take command of you."

Rhonda Goriak Boylan, RN

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