Pubdate: Thu, 26 Jun 2003
Source: Hardisty World, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2003 The Hardisty World
Author: Ken Rimmer


Dear Sir:

This is in response to the letter to the editor, "Look Before You Leap," 
which appeared in the June 5th issue of this newspaper.

Two government studies done, one in England and the other in Australia both 
concluded drivers high on marijuana were no more likely to have accidents 
than those who are high on life. The British study used 2,500 people.

Stop sensationalizing something that is of little concern, or at least has 
no real evidence to support major concern.

But do make sure some of that 250 million goes to education that might make 
people think twice about driving on any intoxicant/ medication!

In response to Joe Hueglin comments about asking "the opinions of those on 
the front lines, the Canadian Police Association and the Canadian Medical 
Association and others" - well the Senate did and they proved themselves of 
little help. By the way, its the patients and compassion workers who are at 
the front line!

I suggest government seek council from TAP (Teachers Against Prohibition) 
and LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), they have clear heads on 
this issue.

More information can be found at; and

Ken Rimmer

Elgin, Quebec
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