Pubdate: Fri, 13 Nov 2009
Source: Langley Advance (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Rob Bye


Dear Editor,

Kait Huziak [Legal drugs would add crime, Oct. 27 Letters, Langley
Advance] is completely wrong. The fact is, if drugs were legalized, it
would be much harder for kids to get them. I'm not saying they
couldn't: just a lot harder.

Drug dealers don't care how old your kid is; they sell to anyone who
has the money to buy, even if the buyer is 10 years old. Under
government control, there would be age restrictions, as with alcohol
and tobacco. Do you really think that, if drugs were legal, people
would be running to the drug store thinking "Wow! Heroin is legal; I
better go try some?"

Think again. People who do, do. People who don't, don't. I do not do
drugs myself, though that's not to say I haven't tried them in my
younger days. I can say with all certainty that this would be a much
safer place if drugs were legal. Drug legalization would benefit all
of us: the tax revenue would be enormous.

Those who want to slam drug legalization really should educate
themselves before making any decisions and making completely false
accusations. There are some very good documentaries out there, as well
as some very good books. Get educated!

Rob Bye, via email 
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