Pubdate: Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Source: Toronto Star (CN ON)
Copyright: 2017 The Toronto Star
Page: IN 11


Re: Police urge feds to delay implementing legal pot plan, Sept. 13

Canada's police chiefs say they cannot police the limit of four pot
plants per household. Do they currently police all households with
respect to underage drinking? Of course they don't. It's impossible.
There are some laws that cannot be fully enforced.

As for allowing "organized crime" to continue to be involved in pot
sales for six months to a year, police have done little in the past 30
years to curtail the illegal sale of marijuana. So, if it continues
for a while longer, nothing will really have changed.

But down the road, a year or two after implementation, things may
actually become brighter and the legal control of marijuana may make
illegal sales just not worthwhile. Surely it's worth a try, since zero
tolerance has been a dismal failure.

Barry Green, Pickering
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