Pubdate: Sun, 27 Mar 2005
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2005 The Calgary Sun
Author: Margo Pastirchak
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk.
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


If you put the yearly total of how many women and other family members
are killed by alcoholics and held a moment of silence for every four
either killed or badly maimed from alcoholics, you'd probably find
yourselves devoting a lot of time to it. Alcohol is much more deadly
and mind-altering than marijuana and when done in excess it leads to
total personality change and out of control behaviour which can lead
to death or other tragedies like financial and health issues. It is
time all the countries in the world re-evaluate alcohol and weigh it
against cannabis and they'll find they have been wrong all along.

Margo Pastirchak

(Alcohol is at the root of much criminal behaviour.)
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