Pubdate: Thu, 30 Jan 2003
Source: Carillon, The (CN MB)
Copyright: 2003 The Carillon
Author: Chuck Beyer


Dear Sir:

As usual, Provencher MP Vic Toews demonstrates that everything a politician 
touches easily turns into excrement. I have always bought my marijuana in 
one-ounce increments and I am not going to stop doing so because a stupid 
law is replaced by one even more stupid.

Has he considered that by reducing the amount one can legally purchase, the 
amount of trafficking will increase in an inversely proportionate manner? 
If I am buying 28 grams at a time now (one ounce) and am legislated into 
buying in seven-gram increments, all of a sudden my supplier must break the 
law four times instead of once.

Limiting the amount of purchase will increase, not decrease trafficking. As 
usual the solution he proposes only makes things worse, as is typical of 
all drug prohibition laws.

Chuck Beyer Victoria, BC
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