Pubdate: Fri, 10 Apr 1998
Date: 10/04/1998
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Author: Janice Bonser
Note: Headline by MAP

Re "War on drugs makes some cops act like criminals, " Forum, Sept. 6:
The war on drugs only stops one thing and that is the industry of hemp
in America. The hemp you see the kids wearing nowadays is imported.
The hemp you know they're smoking is grown locally.

When I add up the casualties of the war on drugs, from the killing of
innocent people to the erosion of civil liberties to the end of hemp
industry in America, I know the war on drugs is based on lies and
ignorance about hemp.

The war on drugs also causes gang wars and drive-by shootings, just
like alcohol prohibition. I hate wars. There are too many tears.

--Janice Bonser, Carmichael