Pubdate: Thu, 26 Jun 2014
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2014 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Robert Sharpe
Page: 14
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


Re: "Cheech and Cons: Up in smoke" (Warren Kinsella). Is the 
Conservative Party on the payroll of Mexican drug cartels? 
Conservatives would have Canadians believe the job of keeping drugs 
out of the hands of children is best left to criminals. Illegal drug 
dealers don't ID for age. Right now it's easier for kids to buy 
marijuana than beer. Taxing and regulating marijuana will restrict 
youth access to drugs, the really dangerous ones in particular. 
Marijuana legalization will close the gateway to hard drugs by taking 
marijuana distribution out of the hands of criminals that sell meth, 
cocaine and heroin. Marijuana may be relatively harmless, but 
marijuana prohibition is deadly.

Robert Sharpe, Policy Analyst Common Sense for Drug Policy Washington, D.C.

(If you want Canada to legalize pot, get the country you live in to 
do it first.)
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