Pubdate: Sat, 20 Jul 2002
Source: Calgary Herald (CN AB)
Copyright: 2002 Calgary Herald
Author: Alan Randell


Re: "Weeding out criminals," Editorial, July 17.

Fining pot users instead of jailing them.

Big hairy deal.

Our drug laws fly in the face of everything the Charter of Rights and 
Freedoms stands for. They are also illogical; why don't we ban alcohol and 

The laws harm users more than if the drugs were legal because they are 
persecuted by the state and unable to access drugs of known purity and potency.

Our drug laws nurture organized crime and encourage the spread of AIDS and 
hepatitis. They also cost a fortune to enforce.

Abolish them.

Alan Randell

Victoria, B.C.
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