Pubdate: Thu, 03 Mar 2011
Source: Augusta Chronicle, The (GA)
Copyright: 2011 The Augusta Chronicle
Author: Shayne Felberg


How many more lives have to be ruined by marijuana prohibition before
we step up and legalize marijuana?

Why is the most useful plant known illegal? Because crooked
corporations that buy crooked politicians fear competition from
superior, safer and more environmentally friendly hemp products -- and
because the government loves to oppress, jail and steal from the people!

Alcohol, tobacco, petroleum, cotton, timber, chemical and
pharmaceutical companies, just to name a few, all see marijuana as
unwanted competition. The best way for we the people to regain our
constitutional rights and liberties is to demand a complete ban on
corporate lobbying. We are supposed to have Government of, for and by
the people , not of, for and by corporations! Corporations are not

Marijuana does not cause aggressive behavior. It does not cause
dangerous driving. Marijuana does not cause cancer, brain damage or
any serious health problems. Marijuana prohibition does not keep kids
away from marijuana; illegal dealers don't ask for ID.

Marijuana is not a "gateway drug"; there is absolutely nothing about
marijuana that causes people to use other drugs. Marijuana is not
addictive. Marijuana is safer than many foods we consume and give to
our kids all the time! What good is this prohibition doing, and who is
benefiting from it?

When was the last time you heard of the cops being called to break up
a fight at a marijuana party? Never! When was the last time you heard
about a marijuana consumer beating his wife -- when alcohol was not a
factor as well? Never!

The cops and the politicians know marijuana is no threat to society,
but they keep screaming their fearmongering marijuana lies at every
opportunity. Did you ever wonder why?

There's a saying: If people let the government decide what foods they
eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as
sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.

Shayne Felberg

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