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Letter: Prove it!

Re “Legalize Marijuana?” (Monitor Forum, Jan. 23):

The first thing I read was a quote from the American Medical Association House of Delegates: “Cannabis is a dangerous drug and as such is treated as a public health concern.” I am calling them out on this one. I would like them to actually prove that. And instead of repeating the same old stats about brain cells and memory loss, I would like them to tell me exactly how many lives were lost due to cannabis overdoses.

We know that alcohol kills, and we know that tobacco kills. Both are legal. Since cannabis is still illegal, there must be a staggering amount of deaths. I would like the AMA to provide proof of its findings. I’m calling this BS. In fact, not one single person has ever died from smoking pot. Not in thousands of years of documented use, medicinally and recreationally. Prove me wrong, AMA! I’ll be waiting right here. For a long time, I suppose. And by the way, the oil extracted from the cannabis plant actually cures cancers. But healthy people aren’t profitable, are they?



Legacy Comments2

If we already know that cigarettes kill people and if we know that breathing the smoke from a fire is unhealthy, why would we legalize breathing something that produces "smoke".

Only 17 percent of US physicians and surgeons belong to the American Medical Association. Once again, a statement has been issued in the name of the AMA which is inaccurate and contradicts the research. I'm beginning to think the opinions offered by the AMA are completely irrelevant and disconnected from the actual world in which the rest of us live.

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