Pubdate: Tue, 05 Sep 2000
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2000 The Calgary Sun
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Author: Matthew M. Elrod
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WHY IS it that anecdotal evidence is adequate to criminalize hundreds of 
thousands of otherwise law-abiding cannabis users, (Letters, Brian Purdy, 
Aug. 30)? There is no evidence cannabis "makes people unproductive." In 
fact, people who take drugs like cocaine and cannabis actually tend to earn 
higher wages than non-users.

Matthew M. Elrod

(Take them, or sell them?)
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