Pubdate: Mon, 07 Mar 2005
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2005 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Gerry Smith
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


Re: Legalize pot, says Liberal (Canadian Press, March 4). Finally someone 
has said what I have been thinking since I heard the news. Four needless 
deaths. How many more must die for this?

The government is sitting on a huge untapped source of revenue while good 
men and women are dying for want of better public policy. They needn't have 
died fighting a "war" that was lost a long, long time ago.

One might make the argument that the man who shot them was going to cause 
trouble some day, somewhere, anyway. It shouldn't have happened because of 

I am not a user. I don't like the taste, so to speak. But we've passed the 
point where this substance is more readily available to school children 
than cigarette tobacco.

Why does our society value prohibition over tolerance? If the government 
would regulate this "problem" that is not going to go away then perhaps our 
police forces could find something more constructive to do. They are only 
enforcing the law and, in this case, the law is an ass.

Gerry Smith


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