Pubdate: Mo, 15 Nov 1999
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 1999 The Province
Contact:  200 Granville Street, Ste. #1, Vancouver, BC V6C 3N3 Canada
Fax: (604) 605-2323
Author: R.L. Root


I read with interest the story of Burnaby residents coming together out of
concern over the growing problem of drug pushers in their neighbourhoods.

May I offer a suggestion as to an easy way to rid yourselves of the pusher
problem? Decriminalize and regulate drugs. The pushers will be out of
business overnight.

It's really so simple, yet so very impossible.

Here in the U.S. the only thing that would keep it from happening is that
it would also end the multi-billion-dollar war on drugs - that favorite
cash-cow of nearly every government agency.

R.L. Root, Westminster, Calif.

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