Pubdate: Wed, 25 Sep 2002
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2002 The Calgary Sun
Author: Isaac Creasey
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


Your response to the cab driver's Sept. 21 letter about the characteristics 
of drunks compared to those who have been smoking marijuana seemed quite 

I used to work in a bar and every weekend would have to break up fights 
between "macho, indestructible" drunk guys, most times over a loonie on a 
pool table. That indestructible mentality is what leads drunks to drive. 
The outcome is usually death to the innocent and life with a suspended 
licence to the drunk driver.

How many weed-related deaths has the Sun written about? The latest stories 
are how it can help medicinally. We should listen to the working class. It 
is them who make this world go round. Opinions of editors and biased 
newspapers should not sway you as you follow the weed debate.

Isaac Creasey

(The observations of those who work daily with people who are stoned or 
drunk hold great merit.)
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