Pubdate: Wed, 15 Dec 2010
Source: Cincinnati City Beat (OH)
Copyright: 2010 Lightborne Publishing Inc.
Author: Stan White


Situation It should be no surprise that 85 percent of people
caged for cannabis (marijuana) infractions were African American since
the plant's prohibition was first enacted in the 1930s for racist
reasons by bigots ("Pot Law a Bust, Critics Say," issue of Dec. 7).

Except for police and their unions, every facet of cannabis
prohibition is a lose-lose situation: lost taxes, prison overcrowding,
the deficit, higher hard drug addiction rates, contempt for
government, prohibition of hemp farming, etc. Cannabis prohibition is
even Biblically discredited since God indicates He created all the
seedbearing plants, saying they're all very good on literally the very
first page of the Bible. What kind of government cages citizens for
using what God says is good?

Yet the point being made is if government could afford the luxury of
this discrimination it would continue.

Stan White, Dillon, Colo.
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