Pubdate: Sun, 13 May 2001
Source: Halifax Daily News (CN NS)
Copyright: 2001 The Daily News.
Author: David d'Apollonia


To the editor:

Three cheers to Mike Patriquen for taking the proverbial bull of 
prohibition by the horns.

Since marijuana prohibition is unconstitutional, besides immoral, this 
lawsuit against the judge and the Crown prosecutor is truly forthcoming and 
long overdue. In fact, this sort of litigation could possibly evolve into a 
class-action suit, could it not? Sign me up!

Do we, as citizens, really want our society manipulated by drug warrior 
ideologues and their anti-marijuana drug policies?

The so-called legality of prohibition is like an orthodox dogma - it's 
unbelievable. Treating people as criminals for choosing to use a herb is a 
terrible miscarriage of justice, besides the shameless hypocrisy it 
promotes. Godspeed, Mike!

I recommend lawmakers read a recent essay by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., 
entitled Give It Up, Drug Warriors 
( But will they learn, 
that is the question.

David d'Apollonia Dartmouth
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