Pubdate: Wed, 14 Dec 2011
Source: Daily News, The (Longview, WA)
Copyright: 2011 The Daily News
Author: Kirk Muse


Major kudos for your outstanding editorial: "Federal reclassification 
of marijuana a smart move" (Dec. 11). Is there any legitimate reason 
that a natural herb that has never killed anybody should be 
classified the same as heroin? I think not.

I know from personal experience that marijuana is a substitute for 
potentially deadly painkillers like Vicodin and is also a substitute 
for alcohol. The pharmaceutical industry knows this and so does the 
alcohol industry. And this is probably why marijuana remains a 
criminalized substance.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
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