Pubdate: Mon, 30 Jun 2014
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2014 The Calgary Sun
Author: Robert Sharpe


Regarding Warren Kinsella's June 20 column, is the Conservative Party 
on the payroll of Mexican drug cartels? Conservatives would have 
Canadians believe that 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

(Many Canadians would side with the Tories on this.)
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