Pubdate: Wed, 14 May 2003
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2003, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Bruce Symington
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


THE SUN chooses such interesting headlines for its pieces. I refer to the 
article, "Feds moving too fast on marijuana, MADD says," May 11. What a 
revelation: more than 30 years after the LeDain commission is "too fast" 
for MADD. I guess they liken the movements of glaciers to the speeding 
bullet. The litany of justifications for caution in this area lists many of 
the results of prohibition of cannabis, and nothing related directly to the 
substance itself. Therefore, if read from a logical point of view, the 
piece supports decriminalization, if not outright legalization. It would 
have been nice to have had a logic-based analysis of the situation to go 
along with the hyperbole you printed.

Bruce Symington

(We just did a week-long series on pot.)
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