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Marijuana smokers do not deserve arrest

DeLand, Fla



None of the supposedly harmful effects claimed by the author of  “Legalizing marijuana makes no sense” (June 17) are sufficient cause for arrest. Millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens have had their lives ruined on the basis of a blatant lie: that cannabis has no safe, accepted medical use in the United States. The truth is dozens of references were used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in its April 21, 1999 application for 2003 U.S. Patent No. 6630507, entitled, Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants


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