Pubdate: Wed, 26 Mar 2014
Source: Calhoun Times (GA)
Copyright: 2014 Calhoun Times
Author: Stan White


Written in response to the March 22 column by Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis:

Dear Editor of The Calhoun Times, sane or moral argument to continue 
cannabis prohibition (marijuana) doesn't exist (Weed Legalization 
Universal? Mar. 22, 2014). Another important reason to end cannabis 
prohibition that doesn't get is because it increases hard drug 
addiction rates. It puts citizen who choose to use the relatively 
safe plant into contact with people who often also sell hard drugs.

Further, government claims heroin is no worse than cannabis and 
methamphetamine and cocaine is less harmful by insisting cannabis is 
a Schedule I substance alongside heroin, while methamphetamine and 
cocaine are only Schedule II substances. How many citizens tried 
cannabis and realized it is not nearly as dangerous as it claimed and 
believed other substances must not be either only to find themselves 
addicted to hard drugs? Can the message from cannabis prohibitionists 
be any worse for vulnerable citizens?


Stan White

Dillon, Colorado
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