Pubdate: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 Source: Guelph Mercury (CN ON) Copyright: 2012 Guelph Mercury Newspapers Limited Contact: http://news.guelphmercury.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1418 Author: Stan White Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v12/n070/a07.html POT PROHIBITION MUST BE ENDED NOW I strongly disagree with letter writer Marty Burke's assertion that marijuana legalization is not a pressing need (Guelph Mercury, Jan. 23). When North Americans investigate how severely cannabis (marijuana) prohibition negatively affects the economy, erosion of constitutions, national security, employment, education, increased hard drug addiction rates, etc., it becomes clear it is related to almost every problem we face. Cannabis prohibition is one of the worst policy failures in history. Ending cannabis prohibition is one of the most important issues of our time. Stan White Dillon, Colo. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.