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A reader writes:

I have been wanting to respond to the immensely enjoyable book for a while, as I'm the "Masshole" who allows my four-year-old daughter to witness my growing operation (6 plants.) Phillip S. Smith has a point about pot users' political actions. Yes, I  have written countless letters to my legislature and to congress people in other states where laws are Cannabismore harsh. I also donate on an automatic monthly basis to L.E.A.P. (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) and I donated to the Prop 19 campaign and NORML. Deep in my scientific, moral, ethical, and nature-loving heart I believe prohibition of marijuana is wrong. Sustaining prohibition for political gain is wrong as well and that's why I write as many letters as I do and support the organizations I support.

I truly believe that my actions - from organically growing a plant, to not lying about that to my children, to smoking said plant - are not crimes. I am a moral citizen; I am a law-abiding citizen; and I put my money where my mouth is. I believe supplying my friends with marijuana is doing more to reduce the violence in Mexico than doing nothing. I would also never seek to harm my children, and being open about who I am, as well as being present as a father and husband, are things I take very seriously.

My actions are no different than the guy who home brews beer or wine in his basement. It's just that what I produce doesn't give you a hangover, can't kill you, and has proven medicinal purposes.

More reader reviews here and here. You can still buy the book at Blurb.com for only $5.95 (and be sure to use the promo-code DISH for $3 off shipping).

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