Pubdate: Fri, 02 Feb 2018
Source: Intelligencer, The (CN ON)
Copyright: 2018, The Belleville Intelligencer
Author: Larry Comeau
Page: A6


Having enforced Canada's drug laws for a couple decades and seen the
horrible destruction to families narcotic drug usage causes, I cannot
think of a more dangerous move and harm to Canadian society than
legalizing all drugs. It likely will take a decade to determine the
many unintended consequences of Trudeau's legalizing pot, including
more deaths on our highways, more workplace accidents, kids suffering
mental issues from getting into their parents' pot supply, more
addicts, problems to cities from pot tourism and the huge negative
impact to our ailing healthcare system. The Liberals wanting to
legalize even more addictive and health damaging drugs is scary.

To legalize drugs would drastically increase not only the number of
addicts but deaths. Use of such dangerous drugs means not only more
serious medical problems, but also shortened lives for users because
of organ damage. We have a crisis currently in Canada with thousands
of young Canadians dying from opioid use. Why is the government not
addressing that, rather than floating one of the most insane
suggestions in Canadian history? Why is Health Canada not doing more
by warning Canadians about the serious dangers of pot use, especially
to our kids? Seems it has been silenced by the Trudeau government.
This country is in big trouble with the government making nonsensical
policy decisions that will have long lasting and devastating effects,
as we will see from pot legalization.

Larry Comeau

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