Pubdate: Sat, 21 Dec 2013
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2013 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Fred Mallach
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


Re: "Feds high on justice," Dec. 18. I don't want a ticket. I want 
marijuana to be legalized. The announcement by the Conservatives that 
they were thinking of ticketing for possession of small amounts of 
pot is their attempt to counter the Liberal's plan to legalize pot. 
To issue tickets for possession doesn't address the issue of illicit 
production. The illicit production of cannabis is the biggest harm we 
face. It's not the recreational or medical use of pot that is the 
problem but rather our continued reluctance to admit we were wrong. 
Until we legalize pot we will continue to cause more harm.

Fred Mallach

(You will hear plenty of this in 2014.)
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