Pubdate: Tue, 30 Nov 2004
Source: National Post (Canada)
Copyright: 2004 Southam Inc.
Author: Carol Allen
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


Is it possible that the killjoys on Parliament Hill are actually more 
short-sighted than we think? If Ottawa decriminalizes marijuana while 
simultaneously banning trans fats, won't that effectively rob the pot 
smoking experience of one of its primary pleasures? Does Ottawa expect 
newly liberated pot smokers to satisfy the munchies with extra-large 
helpings of broccoli and high-fibre cereal -- or will the new order simply 
encourage the growth of new clandestine industries -- trafficking in 
duchies, honey glazed and Hawaiian sprinkles?

Before long, Canada will be plagued with dough-ops in even the nicest 
neighbourhoods. And let's face it, thanks to a dangerously unregulated 
Internet, any enterprising 15-year-old kid will be able to track down a 
grease-squirting fritter recipe in just 2.5 minutes.

Carol Allen, Penticton, B.C.
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