Pubdate: Thu, 10 Feb 2011
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA)
Copyright: 2011 Michael Honohan
Author: Michael Honohan


Why covet alcohol when marijuana doesn't kill?

I'm aghast at the furor concerning Sunday liquor sales. This 
substance is responsible for thousands of deaths each year from DUIs, 
organ failure and violent disturbances. Sometimes, it kills binge 
drinkers on the spot. But I would be grateful if I had 10 minutes a 
week where I could legally purchase marijuana - a substance so benign 
neither the government nor the medical community can directly 
attribute one death to it.

The hypocrisy is stupefying. My fellow citizens fight for more booze 
to kill themselves and others with, yet there's not a peep about 
unjust laws that can lock me up in prison for 10 years.

Michael Honohan, Marietta
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