Pubdate: Fri, 04 Aug 2000
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2000, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Contact:  333 King St. E., Toronto, Ontario M5A 3X5 Canada
Fax: (416) 947-3228
Authors: Alan Randell, Timothy J. Meehan
Comment: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


Congratulations! Your response to a letter arguing for legalizing 
marijuana, "We can't stop murder either, do you want that legalized too?" 
is the dumbest one yet. Ingesting marijuana harms no one else. Murder harms 
another person. Am I going too fast for you?

Alan Randell Victoria, B.C.

(No. Green argued since drug laws can't be enforced, they shouldn't be 
obeyed. Try using logic, not insults)

Reg Green's comments (letters, Aug. 3) are typical of many cannabis users. 
I find it distressing, however, that you would compare the futility of 
alcohol and cannabis prohibition with that of preventing murder. Not only 
does it not make any logical sense - comparing a termination of a life 
against someone's will, with the pursuit of a private activity that study 
after study confirms harms no one, except the user, and negligibly, at that 
- - it makes me wonder if that smell coming from 333 King St. E. really isn't 
just another run-over skunk.

Timothy J. Meehan Toronto

(Very clever. Green argued against "drug prohibition" not just marijuana. 
Anyway, read Mindelle Jacobs on Page 15 today.  You'll like it)
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