Pubdate: Wed, 26 Aug 2009
Source: Valley Voice, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 The Valley Voice
Author: Alan Middlemiss


Kalso RCMP have announced that anyone caught growing any amount of
Cannabis, even a couple of plants, will be charged. What an absolute
pathetic waste of valuable police time and resources!

Two measly pot plants in a garden and the police are going to
investigate, arrest, charge and show up for multiple days in court.
How much is this going to cost and who's paying ? First answer: we'll
never know, it's a well-guarded secret. Second: we the citizens.

What happens when a serious, potentially life-threatening situation
arises and multiple officers are busy with a two plant grow? This
scenario is inevitable. With officers preoccupied will become even
more unsafe than they are currently, our homes and businesses more
vulnerable to theft and damage, and public safety jeopardized.

This is a grave and dangerous situation. I urge people to take extra
precautions, knowing that the RCMP are tied up busting two plant
Cannabis grows. Our area is now less safe thanks to misguided police
priorities. I'm not sure what effect writing our MLA and MP will have,
but I'm going to do it none the less. Lives are at risk and
something must be done about this. We already have so few officers due
to cut-backs and now the ones we do have are busying themselves with
the most petty of Cannabis busts. What a recipe for disaster.

Alan Middlemiss

Nelson BC

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