Pubdate: Fri, 06 Dec 2002
Source: South Delta Leader (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002 South Delta Leader
Author: Alan Randell
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


Editor, The Leader:

Re: Record Grow Op Busted (Leader, Nov. 22).

I'm begging you, please change the way you report these drug busts.

Please include, not only the comments of those arrested, but those of 
people like me who feel we are plain NUTS to continue with drug prohibition 
when it has clearly failed on all fronts and is totally without logic in 
any event. If we prohibit drugs because they are harmful, why don't we 
prohibit alcohol and tobacco?

Our drug laws are nothing less than a cynical, manipulative campaign to 
distract our attention from government screw ups in other areas and to 
provide a measure of vicarious pleasure to the majority by persecuting a 
totally innocent minority.

What is your editorial position on our drug laws? Why not add a notation to 
each of these stories summarizing it?

Alan Randell, Victoria
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