Pubdate: Tue, 11 Sep 2007
Source: Calgary Herald (CN AB)
Copyright: 2007 Calgary Herald
Author: Bruce Codere


Re: "It's for tobacco, really (wink-wink, nudge-nudge)," Sept. 8

Thank you for a sensible look into the irrelevant attempt to control
drugs by controlling head shops.

At the risk of stating the obvious, if there was not a single head
shop in the world, there'd still be just as many drug users. Head
shops are just cool places to buy a pipe instead of making one.

Some people are addicted to gambling, or to food, or to alcohol, or to
meth, or to crack, or to sex. Some people are addicted to power.

They want that adrenaline rush from making things happen, from
changing the course of human affairs, from exerting control. How easy
do you think it is for them to stop what they're doing? Try to make

Ald. (Craig) Burrows' intent is irrelevant to me. But he's adopting a
very strong stance on an issue over which he appears to be uneducated,
and I advise he do some homework or avoid debate with dedicated drug
peace advocates.

Bruce Codere,

Fox Creek, Alberta
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