Pubdate: Thu, 04 Nov 2010
Source: McGill Daily, The (CN QU Edu)
Copyright: 2010 The McGill Daily
Author: Stan White


Re: "Proposition 19: Just say now to marijuana," Commentary, October 28

It's interesting Jerry Brown, the Democratic candidate for governor of 
California, said, "We've got to compete with China. And if everybody's 
stoned, how the hell are we going to make it?" Chinese farmers grow hemp 
but free American farmers are prohibited from doing so. That makes it 
unfair for American farmers who must compete in the free world market. 
Does Jerry Brown support allowing U.S. farmers to grow hemp
the same way the Canadians and Chinese do?

Another reason to stop caging responsible adults for using the 
relatively safe plant cannabis that doesn't get mentioned is because it 
is biblically correct since Christ, God Our Father, the Ecologician 
indicates He created all the seed-bearing plants saying they are all 
good, on literally the very first page (see Genesis 1:11-12 and 29-30). 
The only biblical restriction placed on cannabis is that it be accepted 
with thankfulness (see 1 Timothy 4:1-5). What kind of government cages 
its own citizens for using what God says is good?


Stan White

Dillon, Colorado
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