Pubdate: Mon, 24 Apr 2000
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
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Section: Letter of the Day
Author: Michelle Gagnon
Comment: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


The Sun had a little ditty on April 18 about Stockwell Day having used
marijuana in his younger years. What is it with the mass misconception
about marijuana use and why would anyone care if he used it, even now?
Every police officer knows that the drug most associated with
violence, poor judgment, poor health and irresponsible behaviour is

Don't you think it's time we started asking politicians about their
alcohol consumption? Any and every sober alcoholic knows that alcohol
pumps up the ego and makes for poor judgment. It's dangerous and far
more troublesome than marijuana. The most one can expect from a person
on marijuana is that he or she might break out the guitar and sing a
round of Imagine by the late John Lennon.

Michelle Gagnon

(Now, that could lead to drinking.) 
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