American Legion Magazine Letter to the Editor
The most recent issue of American Legion Magazine had several letters to the editor regarding medical marijuana, the health benefits, whether it should be decriminalized, etc. (Yes I'm a member, having been in the Navy from 1969 to 1973). Some of the letters were surprisingly open-minded and libertarian/live-and-let-live.
And then there was the following bilge-fest, which I shall proceed to rant about here:
“If the plant had great value, why haven't the medical profession and drug companies taken from it what works and produced a pill obtainable only by prescription? All who sell, use or grow the stuff (except as noted above) should be most severely punished. Its apparently widespread use is purely to render the nation a bunch of stupid, worthless druggies some nation will find easy to defeat.”
James G. Hudkins, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
W? T? F???
Where to begin...
Is this guy just dumber than a bag of hammers? A paid shill for the pharmaceutical industry and/or the drug-testing industry and/or the Prison Industrial Complex? Or maybe his letter was tongue-in-cheek; and he was just doing a hilarious imitation of a mean-and-stupid power-crazed lifer (which the Navy was heavily infested/infected with in the early '70s).