Pubdate: Mon, 02 Jun 2003
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2003 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Troy Dexter
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)
Bookmark: (Youth)


I agree that a revamped national drug strategy is an ideal thought; but 
perhaps it is merely that, just a thought. I question the effectiveness of 
a drug strategy plan aimed at discouraging pot use among teens when the 
fines for marijuana possession for young people are less then that for adults.

I doubt that any anti-drug campaign will be effective, as people in general 
are inclined to make their own choices depending on their own beliefs. But 
at least it is recognized now that smoking marijuana is not a crime.

And as Mr. Chretien plans to put forth a vote of confidence on this issue 
in the House of Commons, I salute him as I consider this to be part of his 
lasting legacy as the greatest prime minister this country has ever seen.

Vive le Canada!

Troy Dexter, Ottawa

(The best PM ever? He barely qualifies as the best Canadian PM this century!)
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