Lets get the facts straight

Any substance that alters the body in ways nature didn’t intend, is a drug. It was dicovered 20 years ago, the 60 cannaboids and THC are received and utilized in our and all animal’s cannabinoid receptor system which was put there by nature from the begining of time.         I hope this letter makes it to the Washington Post letter to the editor section, even after proving many of the statements of Ruth Marcus to be incorrect as she quotes from American Medical Association, a group that has never taken a bribe or made false statements to enhance the Medical profession.  First of all, marijuana is not a narcotic or a drug. A narcotic is a substance that can kill you if you take too much. The first person in 10,000 years of smoking pot, that dies from it, will go down as the most famous person on earth. Second fact, marijuana is not a drug. My dictionary defines a drug as, any chemical or biological compound substance other than food, intended for the use in treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease in man or other animals that is used to stupefy or poison. Marijuana is not only the most nutritional of all foods it does not stupefy or poison. I know many examples of college grads that smoked herb, morning, noon, and night every day for decades, that maintained a 3.96 or better grade point average for four years or more. It is also the best way to avoid Dementia. As far as being the cause of accidents, it is last, proven in many studies. Legal pills has recently dethroned alcohol at the number 1 cause. At least 100 times more people have died from prescription drugs than all other illegal substances such as cocaine in all forms, heroin, speed, and morphine combined. Anyone that believes like Ruth Marcus, has not read, The Emperor That Wears No Cloths, by the late and great Jack Herer. If you can find any statement in that book to be false, they will cut you a check for $100,000.00. The same is true for the book entitled, Internal Combustion, by Edwin Black. Terry Cook