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Marc BS: Legalise Drugs ? (101* d) RE: BS: Legalise Drugs ? 19 Jun 01

Just a little more marijuana background. The prohibition of pot had very little to do with any evidence of harmfull effects what so ever. It a documented fact that the 2 major lobbiests for the passing of the "Marijuana Tax Law" were a chemical company and a paper company. The former had developed a process for manufacturing synthetic rope. The other, a by bleaching wood pulp, could make paper at far less expense. By playing on the average americans fear of black jazz musicians, eliminated their competition.(Rope and paper were once made of hemp in the U.S.). Most folks didn't realise hemp and pot were the same thing. Not only did these corporations stack the deck in their favor, they put thousands of honest farmers out of work at the begining of the depression. Modern paper manufacturing is one of the largest polluters of our water ways today, and as for plastics,well. To my knowledge nobody has yet to come up with any convincing evidence that marijane is very harmfull. I know there is the lung disease issue but most pot smokers don't smoke 30-40 joints a day, you can't fairly compare it to tobacco use. Also in this climate we live some of us get piss tested regularly so we can keep our job. Howcome if I smoked a joint 3 weeks ago I'm fired but my partner can drink every night, not to mention lunch.

Sorry for rambling Marc

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