Pubdate: Thu, 25 Aug 2011
Source: Chilliwack Times (CN BC)
Copyright: 2011 Chilliwack Times
Author: Andrew Brown



In the article regarding the medical marijuana theft, Cpl. Tammy
Hollingsworth states: "In police experience, medicinal marijuana grow
ops have the same ramifications to public safety as illegal grow ops
do. These grow ops have been, and continue to be, targets of attacks,
often involving violence." She is not wrong, but this violence is
completely unnecessary. When was the last time armed thugs broke into
somebody's garage to steal homemade beer or wine? It just doesn't
happen, as anybody can just head to the store to buy their own, and
the legal market has taken away all incentive for criminals to profit.
The only way to end the violence is to end marijuana prohibition. It
should be up to adults to make the decision to use it or not-the same
way one gets to choose to drink or not.

Andrew Brown

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