Pubdate: Thu, 13 Nov 2008
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2008 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Bruce Codere
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


Const. Glen Klose tires of cannabis activist Russell Barth (Letters.
Nov. 9), who outed him in a forum in which the exchange was posted. In
a free society, we tolerate peaceful people and the misinformed alike.
Apparently, Canada is not that free, and we have police who favour the
arbitrary rule of law over common law to prove it. We can do better
than that. Klose misunderstands a quality of life issue involving
medical marijuana as an addiction issue. Russell Barth uses cannabis
as medicine to improve his quality of life. If that's too much for
Klose to handle, maybe he should take a vacation. He needs to relieve
some of his stress and the very thing he argues in favour of --
prohibition -- is one of the things causing that stress.

Bruce Codere

(Klose's intentions are good, but his perspective myopic.)
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