Pubdate: Mon, 05 Mar 2012
Source: Anniston Star (AL)
Copyright: 2012 Consolidated Publishing
Author: Kirk Muse


Re "Be wary of marijuana talk" (Speak Out letter, Feb. 8):

I'm writing about the not-so-thoughtful letter from Speak Out writer
Judy Lovejoy Elliott. There was no mention in her letter as to why
adult citizens should be subject to arrest and jailed for growing or
using a natural herb that has never killed a single person in the
5,000-year history of its use.

How about no jail time for crimes that should not be

In a marijuana transaction, there are willing buyers and willing
sellers. Presumably, both will walk away happy unless one or both are
arrested. Our government cannot protect adult citizens from
themselves, and our government shouldn't attempt to do so.

A so-called free country should be a truly free country - with adult
citizens taking responsibility for their own behavior, whether it is
wise or foolish.

Kirk Muse
Mesa, Ariz.
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