Letter Of The Week


Re: “Losing the drug war,” by Charles Guerriero, Saturday Letters.

Guerriero writes, “American drug policy toward marijuana yields
nearly one million arrests annually; nine of 10 are for personal
possession. We have nothing to show for all this madness, as
marijuana is easier to obtain than alcohol for minors and use has
only risen since the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.”

I am a social liberal and a fiscal conservative, and I do not believe
that the War On Certain Drugs has helped this country one bit. Study
after study proves that tobacco and alcohol kill millions and that
marijuana kills no one.

Paraphrasing the words of a columnist from years ago: “Alcohol makes
people violent. Marijuana just makes people hungry and boring.”
Alcohol is legal and should be. So should marijuana.

There is no reason whatsoever for our government to spend time,
resources, or manpower fighting against it. Republicans, wake up. You
drink beer or wine or whiskey.

You know you do. Those who smoke marijuana are doing the same thing.

Duh. Stop spending my money on the War On Certain Drugs.

Michael Casey, Garland

Pubdate: Fri, 14 Jan 2011

Source: Dallas Morning News (TX)

Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n000/a002.html