Pubdate: Fri, 03 Nov 2017
Source: North Bay Nugget (CN ON)
Copyright: 2017 North Bay Nugget
Author: Larry Comeau
Page: A4


The following is in response to the story Ontario introduces pot
legislation with steep fines for illegal dispensaries. To the editor:
This is a self-serving move by the Kathleen Wynne government to
ensure illegal pot dispensaries don't cut into its pot revenues. Wynne
seems to be making up rules on the fly, some of which will handcuff
law enforcement. Trying to police the law that anyone can grow four
pot plants, a gift to organized crime, be allowed to carry 30 grams of
pot and only smoke the drug in their own homes will be difficult to

Without a simple roadside test for impairment by pot inhalation,
taking pot impaired drivers off our highways will be difficult. This
is scary in view of the fact road deaths have doubled in Washington
and Colorado states since pot was legalized there.

The Liberals seems totally committed to reaping pot windfalls, but
very weak in preparing for the unintended negative consequences of
legalization, including the involvement of organized crime, making pot
accessible to our kids, who are at grave risk of damaging their
developing young brains.

Larry Comeau

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