Friday, August 07, 2009

Make Marijuana Legal

Fellow letter writer and friend Don Siebold had the following letter published in the Anniston Star today.

Make Marijuana Legal

Re "Marijuana gold mine" (Speak Out, July 31):

Letter writer Loretta Nall made a credible argument for legalizing marijuana in Alabama.

For some time I've been a proponent for legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes for those people who could benefit from it when prescribed drugs won't help them at all or as much.

It's time for our legislators to take off their blinders and do something constructive for Alabama and its residents, especially those who could benefit from using marijuana to help relieve their pain and suffering without fear of being jailed and branded as criminals.

We learned long ago that the prohibition of alcohol didn't work, so its use was made legal. Why shouldn't we do the same thing with marijuana when it could benefit patients, whereas alcohol doesn't? It likely would be less expensive to use than alcohol is if it were legal to use it.

Don Seibold

Great job Don! I hope many others are following suit.


Nick said...

Awesome letter! I was thinking of doing something similar on health care. Whatever issue is important, spreading the word is all you can do I suppose.

Vape_1:29 said...

Thank you for all of your hard work,
especially in the most-difficult area of America!!!

Here's an apt-comment I found posted
on NORML-Blog recently...

(Shortened slightly for display here)

The Bible-Belt, The Last Frontier:

#73 Jimbo Says:
August 8th, 2009 at 11:30 am

"...the reality here in the “deep south” AKA the “bible belt” is that their
is an iron curtain to be dealt with that most parts of the country do not have
to deal with in that our local governing bodies are combined by hard nosed law
enforcement, the church, big business owners, bias local media and our governing
politicians who will only listen to the for mentioned entities that we are surrounded by.....

.....I absolutely, wholeheartedly believe that “the bible belt” is
not only the last frontier for canna legalization, but also
holds the key to full all out legalization of marijuana in this country
and the reason for that is because, if you can make it happen in this part of the world,
with the kind of opposition “WE” are up against, you can see it through anywhere!

Sure, California was able to get it done!
they are some of the most open minded people in the world,
but if you can convince a “fundamental baptist”
that our government has gotten it wrong, all these years?…
well now…that would be impressive!

Do you cat’s see where I’m coming from? WE NEED HELP!!!"