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US WY: PUB LTE: No Logic To Supporting Anti-Marijuana Laws

 

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URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v13/n486/a07.html

Newshawk: Kirk

Votes: 0

Pubdate: Sun, 29 Sep 2013

Source: Casper Star-Tribune (WY)

Contact: letters@trib.com

Copyright: 2013 Lee Enterprises

Website: http://www.trib.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/765

Author: Joe Depaul

 

NO LOGIC TO SUPPORTING ANTI-MARIJUANA LAWS

 

Editor:

 

For 45-plus years now, I've been advocating the re-legalization of marijuana.

 

At last there seems to be a light at the end of the long dark tunnel of cannabis prohibition for several states have re-legalized medical marijuana and two, as you know, have gone as far as to re-legalize pot period.

 

However in Colorado the state's legislators are working feverishly to circumvent the will of the people to insure the cannibus black market thrives.  One way they're doing this is by imposing high taxes that will raise the price of high grade pot to some say $400 an ounce.  ( Black market is around $2-300 an ounce.  ).  So why do this? Well on the political right there's A.L.E.C.  A pseudo lobbying group that represent corporations in writing right wing legislation.  Among their clientele is Correction Corp.  of America, the largest for profit prison systems in the U.S.  Studies have shown that those imprisoned on pot charges are by and large low maintenance high profit prisoners.

 

Re-legalization would put a big dent in their profit, for about 800,000 are serving time or about one third the entire prison population.  Let's not forget the dent re-legalization would put in the police industrial complex profits as well.

 

So why are some against re-legalization? Well it has a lot to do with gun control.  With over 70 percent of all gun violence being a direct result of the war on drugs, and with 85 percent of all illicit substance users only smoking pot, well you can plainly see that re-legalization would dramatically reduce the scope of this unconstitutional war thus a reduction in gun violence.  This is something the anti-gunners don't want because that would take the thunder out of their anti-gun rhetoric for their real agenda isn't to reduce gun violence but rather to disarm America.

 

I've yet to hear a logical or truthful argument supporting anti-marijuana laws.

 

The bottom line is marijuana prohibition is a violation of our basic human rights as in "I own me" and is being pushed on for all the wrong reasons.

 

JOE DEPAUL

 

Casper

MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

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