Pubdate: Wed, 26 Mar 2014
Source: Trentonian, The (NJ)
Copyright: 2014 The Trentonian
Author: Stan White


Dear Editor of The Trentonian,

Where else can politicians find millions of citizens who can hardly
wait to pay taxes (NJ Senator Wants Tax On Marijuana To Pay For Roads,
Mar. 25, 2014)?

Another important reason to end cannabis (marijuana) prohibition that
doesn't get mentioned 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 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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