Pubdate: Thu, 08 Oct 2015
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Jay Bergstrom


I greatly grate under the fact that cannabis is considered a nuisance 
in Butte County. There is no more reason to persecute cannabis 
consumers than there was to burn witches, gas Jews or lynch blacks. 
The foundations of this drug war are set in the quicksand of racism 
and xenophobia-not the sturdiest of footings. This drug war doesn't 
fight crime; it fuels it by making flowers into gold.

It is doublethink beyond Orwellian to hold the concepts of cannabis 
prohibition and legal alcohol in one's head at the same time, and 
have it make sense. Americans have been doing this for many decades 
now. It is time to end the prohibition. It will help the national 
psyche by allowing us to live with one less lie.

Jay Bergstrom

Forest Ranch
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