Pubdate: Sun, 08 Sep 2002
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2002, Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Adam Wiggins
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


RE "Going to pot," (editorial, Sept. 5): This editorial is quite correct 
that it is time to begin a serious debate on the reform of cannabis laws. 
The criminalization of cannabis has filled jails with otherwise law-abiding 
citizens, inspired government disdain among youth and made organized crime 
extremely rich.

The Senate deserves nothing but praise for suggesting such a wise and 
pragmatic policy reform. Whether or not you agree with the Senate's report, 
it is without a doubt that an examination of existing legislation is in order.

Adam Wiggins

(Nothing wrong with a debate)
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