Ira Gibel is absolutely right that we need to educate people about cannabis and all drugs. We should start by educating Ira.
Cannabis has been used for thousands of years with no documented medical problems. Ira's comment that all drugs are considered guilty until proven innocent also shows his lack of knowledge.
Most natural herbs are legally available and have never been subjected to FDA testing. Examples of commonly used herbs include echinacea, basil, oregano, and thousands of other plant substances.
For the government, or anyone, to think they can make a naturally occurring plant "illegal" is the height or arrogance and stupidity.
David Lane, Santa Cruz, Calif.