Pubdate: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 Source: Ottawa Citizen (CN ON) Copyright: 2011 The Ottawa Citizen Contact: http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/letters.html Website: http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/326 Author: Robert Sharpe, Policy Analyst, Common Sense for Drug Policy, Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n659/a07.html SEEKING STRONGER STRAIN Columnist Dan Gardner's arguments make perfect sense to marijuana consumers. Health-conscious marijuana smokers deliberately seek out the strongest strains of marijuana available. Potent pot means less smoke inhalation. One or two small puffs will yield the desired result. Assuming marijuana smoke is indeed bad for lungs, isn't reduced smoke inhalation a good thing? Drug warriors no doubt fail to appreciate the inconsistencies in their fear mongering. Part of the problem lies in hiring criteria. Ignorance is a prerequisite for employment. The emphasis on "drug-free" backgrounds for drug warrior positions ensures that those least knowledgeable about the effects and use of illegal drugs are charged with enforcing laws against them. Robert Sharpe Policy Analyst, Common Sense for Drug Policy Washington, D.C. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.