Pubdate: Sat, 11 Nov 2000
Date: 11/11/2000
Source: Essex Courier (UK)
Author: Bernie Ranson

Dear Editor

I quote your recent report:

"Dutch Police took Mr Pickles to a variety of coffee shops where they
informed him that "the drug dealers who supply cannabis 'through the
back door' are, generally speaking, the same ones that supply crack,
heroin and ecstasy."

With breathtaking stupidity, this is presented as an argument against
the legalisation of cannabis!

Perhaps even though Mr Pickles can't grasp this, your readers can:
Cannabis is a relatively safe substance, its illegality causes far
more problems than its use does. It is prohibition that puts its
supply in the hands of criminals.

Yours sincerely,

Bernie Ranson,