Pubdate: Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Source: Montreal Gazette (CN QU)
Copyright: 2017 Postmedia Network Inc.
Author: Larry Comeau
Page: A10


Re: "Police not ready to test drivers for pot: unions" (Montreal 
Gazette, Nov. 18)

Having enforced Canada's drug laws for over three decades, I can
sympathize with police across Canada. At least Quebec's legislation,
unlike the federal plan, bans the growing of marijuana at home.

It's been reported that road deaths in Colorado and Washington doubled
after recreational pot was legalized in those states. That and the
fact there is no easy roadside test for THC levels should raise alarm
bells here.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's statement that legalizing pot protects
children by curbing the black market is fantasyland. Everywhere pot
has been legalized, black market sales have continued. Organized crime
is already involved in the sale of tax-free, contraband cigarettes. It
will be the same with pot.

Larry Comeau, retired RCMP superintendent, Ottawa
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