I loved the speak-truth-to-power tone of Susan Andrew's "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" article [Green Scene, June 29 Xpress]. It's embarrassing how every government agency attempts to synthesize some asinine-though-remotely plausible argument against marijuana. Thank you for subtly exposing the huge flaws in the ecological criticism of hand-cultivating a hearty, healthy plant in the forest.
It also brings to light the bass-ackwards horticultural dynamic that has evolved around this particular species of plant due to ridiculous and contrived government policies. Makes me wonder (hopefully) when thoughtful, compassionate and openly creative minds will be finally holding the leashes of government agencies, our legislative bodies and law enforcement … and if I wasn't clear enough: It’s a plant!
— Mary Quinn