Pubdate: Thu, 13 May 2010
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2010 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Benjamin Cleland
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk.


I sympathize when families suffering from a teen's drug-related death 
call for stiffer penalties for dealers. Unfortunately, they are just 
confusing the issue. The tougher the sentences, the more control 
organized gangs have, since they have the resources to spare. One way 
to make these "raves" safer is almost embarassingly easy: allow free 
drug-testing booths inside party venues so that those who insist on 
using can at least know what they are getting into. Sound 
ineffective? It isn't: most drug deaths come from impurities and the 
wrong dose.

Benjamin Cleland

(Not sure that would work.)
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