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Sunday, March 06, 2005

Reefer Madness 2005

More Seek Help for Marijuana Addiction

By KEVIN FREKING
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Treatment rates for marijuana nearly tripled between 1992 and 2002, the government says, attributing the increase to greater use and potency.

"This report is a wake-up call for parents that marijuana is not a soft drug," said Tom Riley, a spokesman for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. "It's a much bigger part of the addiction problem than is generally understood."

Advocates of legalizing marijuana disagreed, saying the trend was largely due to an increase in marijuana arrests and had almost nothing to do with more people seeking treatment because they thought their own health was at risk.

"They have the option of going into treatment for marijuana or going to jail," said Paul Armentano, senior policy analyst for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Well, here we go again with completely misleading the public with a fact about the horrors of marijuana. People have seeked treatmant more, because more people have been arrested for marijuana private use. These people after getting arrested are given a choice: Go to jail or take a "voluntary" marijuana rehab program. Doesn't take a genius to figure out what decision to take. These are NOT people going into treatment because they're honestly worried about themselves and think they need treatmant. I've seen all the major news networks cover this, and so far, they aren't explaining it very well at all. At first, it can sound very misleading, and that's what the anti-marijuana lobbyists thrive off of. Without hysteria, the anti-marijuana community would've been forced into isolation long ago.

Legalize pot and tax it for revenue. We can use that money towards the War on Terror, or enforcing our alleged border policy.


 
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Sunday, March 06, 2005

Reefer Madness 2005

More Seek Help for Marijuana Addiction

By KEVIN FREKING
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Treatment rates for marijuana nearly tripled between 1992 and 2002, the government says, attributing the increase to greater use and potency.

"This report is a wake-up call for parents that marijuana is not a soft drug," said Tom Riley, a spokesman for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. "It's a much bigger part of the addiction problem than is generally understood."

Advocates of legalizing marijuana disagreed, saying the trend was largely due to an increase in marijuana arrests and had almost nothing to do with more people seeking treatment because they thought their own health was at risk.

"They have the option of going into treatment for marijuana or going to jail," said Paul Armentano, senior policy analyst for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Well, here we go again with completely misleading the public with a fact about the horrors of marijuana. People have seeked treatmant more, because more people have been arrested for marijuana private use. These people after getting arrested are given a choice: Go to jail or take a "voluntary" marijuana rehab program. Doesn't take a genius to figure out what decision to take. These are NOT people going into treatment because they're honestly worried about themselves and think they need treatmant. I've seen all the major news networks cover this, and so far, they aren't explaining it very well at all. At first, it can sound very misleading, and that's what the anti-marijuana lobbyists thrive off of. Without hysteria, the anti-marijuana community would've been forced into isolation long ago.

Legalize pot and tax it for revenue. We can use that money towards the War on Terror, or enforcing our alleged border policy.