Pubdate: Sun, 04 Sep 2011 Source: Abbotsford Times (CN BC) Copyright: 2011 The Abbotsford Times Contact: http://www.abbotsfordtimes.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1009 Author: Alan Randell LEGALIZE DRUGS AND END GANG VIOLENCE Editor, the Times: Re: Gangs ruin a nice, quiet year, Times, Aug. 18. When are you going to understand that all this violence and mayhem has one cause - a law that our "wise" representatives in Ottawa passed early in the 20th century in a fit of antiChinese race prejudice, the Opium and Drug Act of 1923 (since replaced by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of 1996)? How many more Canadians have to die before you realize that the drug violence will never stop while that disastrous legislation is in force? The violence will never stop until drug prohibition is ended and all recreational drugs are legalized. Did we learn nothing from the prohibition of alcohol? Wake up and smell the coffee for crying out loud! Alan Randell Victoria - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.