Pubdate: Wed, 11 Oct 2006
Source: Surrey Leader (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 Surrey Leader
Author: Bruce Codere


The Piece "Grow-Op Kids: What Happened?" Of Sept. 29, Dances Around 
More Pressing Issues.

The greater harm to these children comes from prohibition, not their 
parents' gardening activity. Since the state is unequipped to deal 
with the issue on any level, all of this is a dog chasing its tail.

I question how unsafe the children are since we can infer none of 
these houses got inspected because of recent fires due to faulty 
wiring, suggesting probable exaggeration of the actual conditions in 
the houses. No mention was made of the scale of the risk. And 
frankly, trusting the findings without external corroboration is 
putting the fox in charge of the hen house, extending the canine metaphor.

How many homes in Canada have no hazardous chemicals at all? Perhaps 
investigating this might prove useful for perspective. How many have 
enough to poison their occupants times over? But 90 per cent of 
households in Canada have mold, and about half that could develop 
toxic molds. So just how much effect can a grow actually have when 
the baseline is so radically high?

Prohibition is tyranny. Consciousness altering activity is endemic to 
society. Drug use cannot be stopped. The only ones who benefit from 
prohibition are the crooks that run it, and those they run it for.

The only solution is repeal of all laws concerning drugs, regulation 
of production and distribution, fair taxation, education, and 
compassionate response to people with abuse problems.

Bruce Codere

Fox Creek, Alta.
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