Pubdate: Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Source: Chatham Daily News, The (CN ON)
Copyright: 2018 Chatham Daily News
Author: Dave Prokop
Page: A4


After reading the column written by Tyler Dawson on why it's time to
legalize all drugs, I couldn't help butt my head as to why he would
even suggest such a dangerous and ill thought-out plan.

I myself am opposed to these so-called "safe" injection sites. Sure,
it will save people from overdosing on heroin, but it also enables
those to go out and do it all over again and again.

It's unsafe for you to be injecting this poison into your body in the
first place.

I know drug addiction is a serious disease, but there are a few
programs out there that can help you overcome this evil addiction.

Thumbs up for those who want to quit and take advantage of these
programs. At the same time, I frown on those who do not want to help
themselves. For those that don't want help and are on social
assistance, they should have their benefits cut until they enrol in an
addiction program.

I'm sorry, but that would be tough love. To suggest that all drugs be
legalized is ludicrous. Dawson is basically saying that crystal meth
should also be legalized.

We have addicts now walking around with sunken-in faces and being
underweight and often stealing in order to get their next fix.

If you legalize all drugs, watch our crime rates skyrocket.

Dave Prokop

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