Pubdate: Fri, 10 Apr 2009
Source: Surrey Leader (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Surrey Leader
Author: Wayne Clark


The decriminalization of marijuana is a no-brainer. There is no
question that the war on drugs has been a total failure and a total
waste of taxpayer money.

We have wasted trillions of dollars trying to enforce a flawed

We see the end results in the papers and on the news every day,
gangsters shooting each other to get control of the outrageous profits
from illegal drugs, we are also ruining other countries with our
irrational behaviour.

The champions of continuing this insanity will tell you that the
policy isn't bad, we just haven't enforced it severely enough.

You only have to look at the U.S. to see the folly of that

One out of every 100 Americans is behind bars and almost half are
there as a result of drug charges, which gives America the highest
incarceration rate in the world.

In fact you would have to give them an A for effort on fighting the
so-called drug war, but quite simply prohibition doesn't work - never
has, never will.

Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same
thing over and over and expecting different results.

Wayne Clark

Maple Ridge
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