Pubdate: Tue, 07 Sep 1999
Date: 09/07/1999
Source: Victoria Times-Colonist (Canada)
Author: Kristl Vickson

Anybody with half a brain can figure out how much B.C.'s economy
depends upon the cultivation and selling of marijuana. Are we really
to praise the RCMP for their bust of "the Number 1 cash crop in B.C.?"

How do you think these growers support themselves and their families
when their income goes up in flames? What do you think the long-term
effects will be on the local "legitimate" business owners when their
customers have no money to spend?

I guess they'll have to collect welfare - and we all know how the
general population feels about that - since there aren't any jobs for
them to get considering the influx of "criminal Chinese" floating into
our shores and stealing our jobs.

North Americans should be proud of our Lose/Lose system for all.
Perhaps if people stopped to consider the effects of their own actions
and worried less about others, we would all be better off.

Kristl Vickson,