Pubdate: Thu, 29 May 2003
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Page: A20
Copyright: 2003, The Globe and Mail Company
Author: Doug Adams
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


EDMONTON -- So, it will not be criminal to possess marijuana, but doubly 
criminal to grow it. Obviously, the not so criminally inclined must deal 
with even more hardened criminals in order to acquire a substance that is 
not criminal to possess the moment they buy it. Sounds confusing? I should 
think so.

This is not rocket science: Decriminalize the possession of one to three 
plants for personal consumption and you drive the hardened criminal out of 
business. The proposed legislation is not solving anything and is creating 
more ambiguity and uncertainty. Is this really the best they can come up with?
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