Pubdate: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Copyright: 2013 The Globe and Mail Company
Author: Russell Barth


The Canadian Association Of Police Chiefs suggests handing out 
tickets for marijuana users instead of laying charges (Ease Pot 
Penalties, Police Urge - Aug. 21). Here's a better idea: Leave 
marijuana users alone and go do some real police work.

Seriously, women are being sexually assaulted and going missing, kids 
are living with monstrous villains, people are sick on the street 
because prohibition has made the cities awash with smack and meth and 
crack, human trafficking abounds, corporate criminals are destroying 
the planet and evading taxes, and police walk around wasting time 
handing out marijuana fines, charges and warnings.

On behalf of every pot user in Canada, I hereby reject your offer to 
lengthen our leash. We want equality with coffee drinkers, and we 
will not settle until we have it.

Russell Barth, federally licensed medical marijuana user, Ottawa
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