Pubdate: Wed, 26 Apr 2006
Source: Maple Ridge News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 Maple Ridge News
Author: George Kosinski


Editor, The News:

Re: Drugs, treatment and Thornhill focus of MLA's town hall meeting (The
News, April 22).

Let me see if I've got this right: the residents of Maple Ridge are
oblivious to the fact that - even without legalizing the sale of
marijuana - allowing people to grow four or five plants in their homes
would wipe out 95 per cent of the grow-ops; and MLA Randy Hawes
believes that people who enjoy marijuana or require it for medical
conditions, or entrepreneurs who provide it to those people, should be
treated as criminals because otherwise it would take longer for
Canadians to cross the border into the U.S. Am I right on both counts?

Hawes' claim that marijuana is a gateway drug can, of course, be
discounted since it is not supported by provincial or federal
statistics on drug use.

George Kosinski

Gibsons, B.C.
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