Pubdate: Wed, 08 Oct 2003
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2003, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Russell Barth
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


IN THE Oct. 4 edition of The Sun, Alberta Attorney General David Hancock 
wants to limit the number of grams of marijuana of cannabis a person can 
carry. Why? Cannabis poses no danger to the user or anyone else. The plants 
cause no danger. Prohibition and the resulting black market are the only 
real dangers. Besides, cannabis is already legal in Canada, and no 
"decriminalization" bill is going to change that. Ottawa can put whatever 
legislation it wants in place, but it won't hold up in court. People have 
always used cannabis and always will. Cannabis is here to stay, and Hancock 
and the rest of Alberta better get used to the idea. If Hancock wants to 
waste millions more of Alberta's tax dollars on a ridiculous and pointless 
drug war, then maybe he should run for office in Texas.

Russell Barth,


(Governments always want to regulate and control.)
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