Pubdate: Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
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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