Pubdate: Sun, 27 Nov 2011
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2011 Postmedia Network Inc.
Author: Karen Newman


Big kudos to the former mayors with their views on cannabis
prohibition. It's time the federal government listened instead of
drafting the new crime bill, which includes harsher penalties for marijuana.

This is a step in the wrong direction.

There is a silent mass of older professionals who smoke marijuana who
are not able to speak up for fear of losing their jobs because of this
archaic law.

Stop wasting taxpayer money and valuable police resources on marijuana
prohibition. Legalize it and use the millions collected in taxes to
pay for our woefully poor health-care and education systems.

Karen Newman

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