Pubdate: Fri, 30 Oct 2009
Source: Langley Advance (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Bruce Codere


Dear Editor,

I completely disagree with Kait Huziak, who is utterly misinformed about
Cannabis and prohibition. Fact: opium and Cannabis were legally prescribed
medicines in Canada until 1908 and 1932, respectively.

No, we do not need to legalize a thing just because it is desired, but when
that thing is Earth's most medicinally active plant, we're not just talking
about any old thing, are we? Here is the growing list of more than 1,000
studies proving the medicinal efficacy of Cannabis:

Here are the more than 200 patents on Cannabis issued by the U.S.

Here are the two purchased by the U.S. government by the Bush regime
while it spat venomous lies at a media addled public: 
and .

Legalization would lead to decreased consumption, as evident in
Holland, whose tolerance policy is a close approximation. Holland is
closing prisons because its crime rate is so low. Our government wants
to ramp up prohibition by doubling spending on prisons when our
overall crime rate has been going down since 1992.

Legal drugs - which includes pharmaceuticals - kill vastly more
Canadians than illicit drugs.

Cannabis is safer than drinking water, table salt, or chocolate chip

Cannabis is a weed harder to eradicate than dandelions, and nearly
worth it's weight in gold. What more evidence do you need?

Bruce Codere

Fox Creek, Alberta
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