Pubdate: Tue, 26 Aug 2003
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003 The Province
Author: David Hutchison

WE SHOULD LEARN FROM PROHIBITION We should learn from prohibition

Province columnist Jim McNulty says here we go again -- and he's right. The
government wants to de-criminalize marijuana use and open up the market to
more criminals.  I have no problem with people smoking marijuana, but I do
have a problem with the stupidity of expanding the criminal market.

It is as if we have no ability or courage to look back and learn from
prohibition. If you want to solve a problem, you have to have control. It
seems governments just lack the courage to do the right thing.

The irony of the whole thing is that the marijuana plant may be the most
productive plant with its ability to produce fabric, oils, rope and
medicine, just to name a few.

Keep writing, we need more intelligent voices speaking out.

David Hutchison,

New Westminster
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