Pubdate: Wed, 08 Jan 2003
Source: Merritt Herald (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003 Merritt Herald
Author: Joseph Leger


Prohibition was started 30 years ago on racist slogans. The United
States said Mexicans and Asians along with black men were using marijuana.

Prohibition is just a government military regime that makes its living
off the taxpayers' money. The more they scare you, the more money they
can get, while a medical problem is being treated with the military
and police.

Marijuana is not a serious drug it is safer than caffeine. Wake

Decriminalizing small amount of marijuana for personal use is the way
go. And big operations that bypass electricity would still be a crime
for theft.

Legalizing would put gangs out of business all together. Booze is
legal and some people are still bootlegging but nobody is being shot
over it and gangs are not fighting over the booze market.

Joseph Leger,
Toronto, Ontario
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