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Stan White: Legalize it

Yes, cannabis is a Schedule I substance (letter to the editor, "Pot problem," Nov. 21 Steamboat Pilot & Today) alongside heroin, while meth and cocaine are only Schedule II substances. That dangerous message must change. No, cannabis is not a "gateway drug." Even government studies have historically discredited the gateway theory. While Omar M. Campbell notes that "advocates use a lot of euphemisms in their promotions — e.g., dealers are caregivers, etc." — he hypocritically refers to the God-given plant as a "drug." And that euphemism exposes and illustrates the whole problem.

The reasons to legalize cannabis fills volumes of books, but to mention one: America should not be in the business of caging responsible adults for using what God indicates He created and says is good on the first page of the Bible.

Stan White

Dillon

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