Pubdate: Fri, 11 Feb 2011
Source: Helena Independent Record (MT)
Copyright: 2011 Helena Independent Record
Author: Mike Hankins


The ongoing debate in our Legislature over the usage of marijuana
would be amusing if it were not so ironic! I cannot believe that all
those arguing the issue -- pro and con -- are "unacquainted" with the
reality that marijuana, its production and consumption, are a fact of
life in Montana as well as the rest of the continental U.S.A.

Instructions for producing cannabis are available to all via the
Internet. Even those who would protest the availability of all drugs,
Class 2 and beyond, concede that "pot" is with us now and probably
will be for all time. (I would imagine every middle-class child in
Helena could enlighten the Legislature as to the availability of the
drug in their own personal world.) I believe that most of "thinking"
Montana accepts the reality of marijuana as a fact of life and laments
the Legislature wasting valuable time that could be better spent in
discussing issues relevant to our peoples' real needs.

Mike Hankins

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