Pubdate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017
Source: Winnipeg Free Press (CN MB)
Copyright: 2017 Winnipeg Free Press
Author: Jerry Storie
Page: A6


Re: Plan to police cannabis-impaired driving full of holes: experts 
(Sept. 29)

Can we stop the parade of nonsense about the dangers of the
legalization of marijuana? People have been smoking marijuana for
decades and the idea that there will be a crush of people rushing to
use this drug and drive is unfounded. You cannot stop drug use by
criminalizing it. You simply create victims and drug dealers.

In my opinion, there should be two categories of drugs: recreational -
such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, nicotine and marijuana - that we
regulate, and ones that are available by prescription. Prescription
drugs like opioids, and unregulated non-prescription drugs, like
Tylenol, cause more deaths than all the recreational drugs combined.

We know recreational drugs like alcohol and nicotine cause problems
for some; making them legal won't change that, but it will create
fewer victims and casualties than drug wars.

Jerry Storie

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