Pubdate: Sun, 05 Jul 2009
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2009 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Russell Barth
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk.


Re: Justice Minister Alison Redford's drug rant. Blame prohibition! If these drugs
weren't illegal, they wouldn't be so lucrative. "Legalize meth?" Yes. It is already
killing fewer people than booze. Keeping it illegal is making it more dangerous for the
users and society, so it should be made by pharmaceutical companies and sold next to the
Robax. Besides, even in their current adulterated forms, meth and ecstasy are still
killing a fraction of the people who die from junk food! If these drugs were regulated,
they would be safer still. It has also been reported that the biggest importer of the
precursor chemicals for MDMA and meth is the Canadian government. Look it up.

Russell Barth

(Harm reduction is a complicated issue.) 
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