Pubdate: Wed, 02 Aug 2000
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
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Comment: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk
Author: Chuck Beyer


RE ONTARIO'S highest court striking down Canada's pot laws as
unconstitutional: It is important to remember that the issue of medical
marijuana, while important, is not the real issue. The fact is that two out
of three Canadians do not want criminal records for marijuana possession,

A recent COMPAS survey found that 65% of those questioned thought the
concept of decriminalizing pot is an excellent, very good, or good idea.
With numbers like these it is safe to assume that if given a free vote by
the citizens, marijuana would be legal.

Canadians do not want marijuana to be a criminal matter and democracy would
be best served if the Liberals just let this law and this issue die a very
natural death.

Chuck Beyer Candidate, Canada Marijuana Party Victoria, B.C.

(Actually, in this case, medical marijuana WAS the issue)
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