Pubdate: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier (CA) Copyright: 2012 PressDemocrat.com Contact: http://www.petaluma360.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/741 Author: Stan White Referred: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v12/n151/a05.html?1124 DON'T DARE EDITOR: I'm sure the community means well (DARE program returns after hiatus, Feb. 21, 2012) but nearly every study, including government studies, shows DARE is a failure and may be causing more drug use than no program at all. One reason DARE fails is because it teaches lies, half truths and discredited reefer madness propaganda concerning cannabis (marijuana). Example: when youth find out the relatively safe, God-given plant (see first page of the Bible) cannabis is less harmful and addictive than taught, they think hard drugs are also not so bad, causing grave results. Cannabis prohibition is good for DARE, police and their unions, but it's devastating for youth and the rest of the country. STAN WHITE Colo. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.