Letter to the Editor
Now that Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps has been caught smoking marijuana isn’t it about time that we legalize it? Marijuana is hardly even a drug and is far less dangerous than legal hard core addictive drugs like alcohol and tobacco. Phelps is the latest in a list of successful role models who have smoked pot which includes president Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dan Quayle, Bruce Lee, Carl Segan, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, John Denver, Oliver Stone, Ted Turner, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Willie Nelson, Tommy Chong, Johnny Cash, and Neil Diamond. So isn’t it time we stopped this crazy obsession with a substance that is virtually harmless and just legalize it? We have enough real problems without having to fight artificial ones.