Pubdate: Fri, 03 Sep 2004
Source: Vancouver Sun (CN BC)
Copyright: 2004 The Vancouver Sun
Author: Jodie Giesz-Ramsay
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)
Bookmark: (Harm Reduction)


Re: Police, city ignored store selling pot, Sept. 2

Const. Sarah Bloor says Vancouver police hadn't acted against Da Kine 
because of other priorities and a lack of resources. She notes no one had 
complained about the store selling marijuana.

I commend the Vancouver police department. It's about time resources were 
used for serious crimes and enforcement.

There have been no accidents due to cannabis or Da Kine's operation, no 
vandalism, no increase in drug use, no more drug peddlers. You won't come 
across any hard drugs around there.

Da Kine also served the healthiest, safest marijuana available, not 
chemical-infested shwag (like the government issued medicinal cannabis).

Another benefit was increased business for the Commercial Drive area. 
Believe me, restaurants are grateful for Da Kine.

Vancouver gets thousands of tourists from around the world, and not only do 
they enjoy the freedom we celebrate here, but they also experience 
Vancouver's varied culture and world-renowned beauty. Pot tourism is alive 
and well in Vancouver.

So I extend my thanks to Mayor Larry Campbell, city councillors such as Jim 
Green, an outstanding representative, and the Vancouver police for being 
true to their real duties, instead of cracking down on successful, 
taxpaying, discreet, safe and popular marijuana establishments.

Jodie Giesz-Ramsay, Vancouver
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