Pubdate: Thu, 11 Jul 2002
Source: Kitchener-Waterloo Record (CN ON)
Copyright: 2002 Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Author: Wayne Phillips


Regarding the July 8 article, Wiring For Homegrown Operation Linked To 
Fire, the government appears to have little regard for the correlation 
between policies which prohibit cannabis and the increase in frequency of 
faulty marijuana grow operations and the threat that those grow operations 
pose. The threat is not only to residents but also to the general public, 
including unwary firefighters, hydro workers and police.

Regulating, licensing and/or taxing marijuana like alcohol would result in 
a revenue windfall and eliminate any reason for black market marijuana 
growers to continue turning residential properties into lucrative 
agricultural enterprises.

Wayne Phillips

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