Pubdate: Sun, 22 Oct 2006
Source: Quesnel Cariboo Observer (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 Quesnel Cariboo Observer
Author: Wayne Phillips


Re: Addictive Marijuana Just Isn't Any Ordinary Herb, Feedback, The 
Observer, Oct. 18.

Cyril Tobin is right when he states, "Employers, fellow employees, 
teachers, fellow students should be able to work in drug-free environments."

However, what he supports goes too far when he states, "Drug tests 
are just one of the strategies employed to make this a reality."

This is especially true where cannabis is concerned because drug 
tests don't differentiate between residual traces and current 

Either Tobin fails to grasp the fact cannabis use is far more 
prevalent in our youth than alcohol because the prohibiton of 
cannabis provides the environment in which youth gain access to 
cannabis, or he just doesn't care and is merely content to get on the 
bandwagon with his uninformed denouncement of cannabis and his 
insulting comparisons.

Is this the kind of myopic school administrator we expect our youth 
to look up to?

Wayne Phillips

Hamilton, Ont.
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