Pubdate: Tue, 14 Jul 1998
Date: 07/14/1998
Source: Chicago Tribune (IL)
Author: Gary Storck


MADISON, Wis. -- The recent arrest of television's Gilligan (Bob
Denver), for accepting delivery of a package containing a small amount
of marijuana (News, June 5), got me thinking.

When it comes down to it, if you were going to be stranded on a desert
island, as the fictional Gilligan was, and could only bring one type
of seed to plant, an excellent choice would be cannabis.

A garden of cannabis plants could provide you with medicine, food,
clothing, shelter, paper, rope and fuel.

Why is our government so afraid of this versatile herb?

Gary Storck