Pubdate: Mon, 29 Nov 2010
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2010 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Lara Blue
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor


Re: Sparking debate, Nov. 24.

Here's a simple solution. Legalize pot and sell it just like
cigarettes. Tax it and put the same restrictions on "oetoking"
publicly as you would on cigarettes. And of course there should still
be rules as far as lighting up at work, I do agree you should only
toke on your own time. As a "oetoker"  and a "oesmoker"  for many
years, my personal goal is to quit smoking cigarettes. I have no
personal goal to stop "oetoking."  If weed wasn't illegal there
would be no reason for criminal activity involved with it. Do you know
how much money would be saved by not putting "oetokers"  in jail? And
for the comment "oewhat's next, cocaine, meth, ecstasy"  you are
completely and utterly comparing apples to oranges. Those drugs can
kill you in if taken too much or mixed with substances. Or could kill
you instantly. If anything alcohol should be an illegal substance,
there are deaths everyday directly linked to alcohol consumption. Once
again still no evidence of anyone dieing any day from inhaling weed.
Legalize it, tax it and sell it.

Lara Blue

Wouldn't be a reason to jail anyone if nothing was illegal.
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