Pubdate: Tue, 17 Jan 2012
Source: Herald, The (Everett, WA)
Copyright: 2012 The Daily Herald Co.
Author: Daniel B. Palmer


The legalization of marijuana will probably have its day; corrupt 
politicians will see to it.

In the last 50 years marijuana has become the party drug of 
middle-class America. Unfortunately, it also became the gateway drug 
to LSD, mescaline and cocaine. Science is just beginning to document 
information on its powerfully subtle influence on the human mind, and 
despite this, we want to legalize it as a recreational drug. 
Complete, whack-job lunacy!

Of course, politicians will smile at the potential for increasing 
revenue. They will replace the pushers and will line their own 
pockets, but they will persuade us to reason, "increased revenue will 
fund education." This will define absolute insanity.

Proponents may have some good logic on their side, but they have zero 
ethics. I have seen too much drunkenness, devastation and death due 
to alcohol and drugs. I have known many who became psychologically 
addicted to weed. Getting high became their main objective. Sated on 
dope, complacency and apathy gradually began to define their character.

Medical use is fine, but not recreational use. Please, let us 
consider future generations in our decision making process.

Daniel B. Palmer

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