Pubdate: Thu, 03 Dec 2009
Source: North Island Gazette (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Black Press
Author: Russell Barth


Dear editor,

New "drugged" driving bills are an attempt to profile marijuana

Even though marijuana is no threat to road safety, police see it as a
potential cash grab.

They will profile young, poor, people of color and people with funny

Trace amounts of marijuana remain in the body for months - even from
second hand pot smoke - this will be shooting fish in a barrel.

Imagine getting popped for drunk driving five days after drinking a
single beer, and you can see what kind of legal "stacked deck" pot
users are now up against.

Also, this policy will clog the courts, waste police time that would
be better spent trying to catch drunk drivers or other actual
criminals, and do nothing at all to increase road safety.

The media-addled public is being duped again.

Russell Barth

Nepean, Ont. 
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