Pubdate: Wed, 11 Apr 2012
Source: Maple Ridge News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2012 Maple Ridge News
Author: Dan Banov


Editor, The News:

The majority of the public recognizes that prohibition of marijuana
does not work and only contributes to crime and costs to taxpayers.

Unfortunately, the majority of Conservative voters have their head in
the sand on this issue.

The Conservative government is basing its policy on these Conservative
supporters and keeping the Americans happy.

In 2006, I was the riding candidate for the marijuana party. I ran
because the absurdity of the prohibition laws was one of the most
illogical policies inexistence and I wanted this to be an issue.

I have never used marijuana.

As a high school teacher and parent, it was obvious that students
could easily access marijuana from someone who would give a real
positive talk on how great it was.

The more dangerous addictive cigarettes could only be obtained by
getting past tough selling rules and getting a product that displayed
scary pictures.

If we are going to finally get rid of this ineffective costly law, the
Conservatives must get the message that this issue will turn voters

This is an issue that, if reversed, would give the government more
money for social programs instead of cutting programs to pay for
ineffective laws that simply put people in prison.

Dan Banov

Maple Ridge
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