Pubdate: Fri, 24 Nov 2006
Source: Kamloops This Week (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 Kamloops This Week
Author: K. Byrnes



I applaud KTW editor Christopher Foulds' column on marijuana.

Every time a newspaper or RCMP press release claims that 
organized-crime groups are making $6 billion or more a year on pot 
leaves me even more dumbfounded that we continue to waste valuable 
police and court resources to fight this losing battle.

If marijuana was legal, it seems to me the government could take that 
money and put it to better use than could a gang leader.

I think it should be set up like alcohol.

You may even find you can grow your own, say 10 plants(similar to 
brewing your own beer and wine), but you can't sell it.

Of course, it's ideal that kids don't drink or do drugs, but Foulds 
is correct - it is usually easier for kids to get their hands on any 
drugs than legal booze.

It seems like a monumental waste of time, money and resources to fight pot.

It seems the only people against legalization are the ones who profit 
from it being illegal.

K. Byrnes

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