Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Netherlands: Tobacco a no-no, grass A-OK

Frankly, this isn't difficult to understand at all. Tobacco, even second-hand, is linked to thousands of deaths per year. Marijuana has been linked to ZERO deaths per year. It's more paradoxical in my mind that we subsidize the growing of tobacco while also funding Medicare to pay for the resulting cancers and emphysema, all while regarding humble cannabis as a scourge. Whoever thought that scenario up must have been stoned.
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The bizarre Dutch policy of allowing smokers to puff away on pure cannabis but not tobacco has apparently perplexed police in the Netherlands, who have fined a man for mixing the two substances.
A spokesman for the Amsterdam Police has accepted that it is very difficult to understand the rule that allows cannabis smoking while fining tobacco users.
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