Pubdate: Thu, 27 Oct 2016
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal (NV)
Copyright: 2016 Las Vegas Review-Journal
Author: Stan White


In response to the Sunday commentary, "High-risk proposal": Cannabis
prohibitionist, Dr. R.J. Petrella, echoed the prohibitionist
government's lies, half-truths and propaganda right on queue but added
enough additional discredited claims to make one believe that
re-legalizing the plant equates to the end of the world.

I'd like to say Colorado voters heard it all before and voted, but Dr.
Pertella went over the top in a way that is just plain preposterous.

One example is his rants about cannabis and cancer, which is interesting 
since cannabis has never caused a single case of cancer in
more than 5,000 years of documented use. Compare that to cigarettes,
which kill more than 1,000 Americans daily.

A sane or moral argument to continue punishing responsible adults who
choose to use the relatively safe, God-given plant simply doesn't exist.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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