Pubdate: Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Source: Richmond News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2017, Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Jason Tarnow


Dear Editor,

Re: "This bud's for you?" Feature, Oct. 20.

With money laundering being "uncovered" at our largest casino, a
burgeoning birth tourism industry displacing tax-paying Canadians
requiring a hospital bed and the expanding opiate (fentanyl) addiction
crisis, this "Marijuana Legalization Concern Group" and the city
councillors who support them (Mr. Au and Mr. McNulty), all need a
reality check as to what the real issues are today within Richmond.
Their list of demands to the federal government regarding cannabis
legalization demonstrate a collective ignorance towards addiction, the
negative effects prohibition has had on society, and the root causes
of criminality.

I cordially invite all members of the Marijuana Legalization Concern
Group (and its supporters) to spend a morning at the Richmond
Provincial Courthouse. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m, Monday to Friday.

Inside the courthouse, you'll see first-hand what substances are
actually causing harm to our community. You'll quickly learn that
marijuana is not one of them.

Jason Tarnow

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