Pubdate: Thu, 14 Oct 2004
Source: Summerland Review (CN BC)
Copyright: 2004 The Summerland Review
Author: Colleen Greenwood


Dear Editor:

I am writing in response to your editorial of Sept. 30, Controlling

Did you take the time to read what you had written or did you send it
off without any further thought to it?

You wrote, and I quote, "This park is simply not an appropriate
environment for marijuana trafficking or for marijuana use."

And regarding having fenced beverage gardens in the park, "The same
precautions should apply in cases of marijuana and other drug use."

So basically you are saying that drug traffickers just need to find an
enclosed area away from schools and parks and they can sell drugs to
their hearts' content.

The last time I checked, marijuana is still illegal except for
medicinal purposes and should not be tolerated anywhere.

Do people think that by getting the druggies out of the park that
Summerland will be drug free? Or is it "out of sight, out of mind?"

We aren't looking at the real issue which is the growing drug problem,
but just keeping it away from the parks and schools, so families don't
have to smell it when they are out playing.

The drugs and the people who sell them aren't magically going to
disappear; they will just find other places to sell them. I applaud
the RCMP for their crackdown. Job well done and keep up the good work.

Colleen Greenwood,

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