US KY PUB LTE State’s Marijuana Laws Do More Harm Than The Drug

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Pubdate: Sun, 13 Apr 2008
Source: News-Enterprise,
The (Elizabethtown, KY)
Copyright: 2008 News-Enterprise

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Author: Nathan
Miller

STATE’S MARIJUANA LAWS DO MORE HARM THAN THE DRUG

On April 7, The News-Enterprise reported that a 21-year-old woman
had been charged with a felony for possessing marijuana seeds and growing
equipment. 

In Kentucky, a felony conviction can result in
the revocation or suspension of a professional license, strip students of
financial aid for life, make it impossible for a capable and loving adult
to adopt a child, and prevent a citizen from voting, serving on a jury,
owning a firearm, securing public housing and obtaining food stamps. 

Alcohol, a government-approved recreational drug, has been
scientifically proven to be more addictive, debilitating and toxic than
marijuana. 

Marijuana has never caused a single medically
documented overdose death — unlike Tylenol, which causes about 500
overdose deaths a year in the U.S.  alone. 

In a day and
age where Kentucky jails are overcrowded, court dockets are clogged and
much more dangerous drugs like methamphetamine are being manufactured —
not to mention the rampant abuse of prescription drugs plaguing the state
— perhaps it is time for Kentucky to reconsider its failed marijuana
policies. 

Nathan Miller, Esq. 

Marijuana Policy
Project

Washington, DC


MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

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