Pubdate: Tue, 18 Feb 2003
Source: Langley Advance (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Chuck Beyer


Dear Editor,

What is it that Rich Coleman does not understand about the concept of "the 
will of the people?" [Courts need anti-pot push, Jan. 31, Langley Advance News]

He says, in regards to marijuana, "The laws are tough enough; communities 
have to tell the justice system that they want those laws enforced to their 
fullest extent."

The whole point is that 56 per cent of British Columbians do not want this 
law enforced at all. They want him to pressure the federal government to 
heed the advice of the Canadian Senate to legalize marijuana.

The question arises: for whom exactly is Coleman working, if it is not the 
B.C. majority? Since we are paying his salary, it would be appreciated if 
he could speak for us, rather than a dwindling minority of marijuana 
prohibitionists and their American pals.

Chuck Beyer

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