Pubdate: Thu, 12 Apr 2012
Source: Langley Advance (CN BC)
Copyright: 2012 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Mike Harvey


Dear Editor,

The abrupt manner in which Prime Minister Stephen Harper dismisses 
recommendations of learned experts regarding the drug trade is total arrogance.

Experts and former politicians of all stripes suggest correctly that 
the war on drugs and particularly marijuana is a failure, and is 
responsible for promoting the growth of the criminal element that 
flourishes through providing drugs to those who use them.

It is a replay of Al Capone and the criminal element that became 
wealthy in the days of alcohol prohibition.

It is suggested that the status quo is maintained by those who grow 
rich on the illegal trade of drugs.

As so many experts suggest, Canada should dispense drugs legally, 
generating taxes and diminishing the illegal promotion of these products.

Mike Harvey, Langley
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