Pubdate: Sun, 28 Jul 2002
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2002, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Clayton Amelia
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk.


RE: RANDY Scott's outraged letter (July 24). The government that you are 
asking to not decriminalize or legalize marijuana is the same government 
that supports drinking and smoking tobacco. They are the same government 
that gets some of its money to spend on you from tobacco or alcohol 
companies through the many forms of taxes that are paid, or the taxes that 
you pay every time you pick up a case from the local liquor store.

I read this newspaper every day and I have not heard of a single car 
accident where only marijuana was involved, but I keep reading about drunk 
drivers causing wrong-doings. Even though kids now may be doing drugs, if 
the government did legalize it, there is a possibility of regulations 
coming into place that will control the flow of marijuana into children's 
hands, when right now, if you have enough money, you can go behind the 
corner store and get some, no matter the age.

Clayton Amelia

(There is no public consensus on legalizing marijuana.)
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