Re: “Marijuana use debated,” Dec. 4 edition

I strongly disagree with Harinder Aujila’s assertions that students are better off “reaching for the bottle” and “smoking marijuana is not as good as drinking.” There is absolutely no comparison, cannabis is by far safer than alcohol in every way. And “cannabis is no lighter drug than anything else” makes me question Aujila’s credentials.

In fact (arguably) there is no debate, cannabis isn’t even a drug but rather a relatively safe God-given plant which has not been known to cause an overdose in over 5,000 years of documented use. That’s safety on a Biblical scale that no other so called drug may claim.

Stan White
Dillon, Colorado

– Stan White

Published in Volume 63, Number 16 of The Uniter (January 15, 2009)