Another biomedical scientist advocates marijuana legalization


John Graeme

Leslie Iversen, Professor of Pharmacology at Oxford University, is the latest biomedical
professional to advocate legalization of marijuana.

Legalise cannabis, says experimental professor by Venetia Ansell and Joanna Sugden 2004-01-23 <htt-

'An Oxford Professor of pharmacology has lent his support to the complete legalisation of

Professor Leslie of "The Science of Marijuana," denounced the media attention given
to studies on the mental side-effects of smoking cannabis as "horror stories generated to grab
people's attention." '
The problem is not the harm that marijuana does. Obesity, lack of exercise, air, water and soil
polution, genetically modified food, do far more harm to individuals than marijuana.

The problems is if only 1 country in the world legalizes marijuana then legal and illegal markets
will want to sell to the rest of the world underground or above board. How do you regulate the
growth, cultivation, and distribution locally or in the rest of the world where it is illegal. That
is the problem and the politics.