Pubdate: Mon, 17 Apr 2000
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2000 The Province
Contact:  200 Granville Street, Ste. #1, Vancouver, BC V6C 3N3 Canada
Fax: (604) 605-2323
Authors: Matthew Elrod and Alan Randell
Note: 2 PUB LTEs


How could Randy Elliot of the Organized Crime Agency claim that their 
latest offensive in the perpetual war on cannabis will cause "a significant 
disruption in the supply," while simultaneously guesstimating that there 
are over 10,000 grow operations in B.C.?

In Friday's grow-ops article in The province, Elliot tells us that we 
should "stay tuned for more." Stay tuned for more home invasions, drive-by 
shootings, theft of electricity, damaged buildings and organized crime?

These problems are the inevitable consequences of cannabis prohibition.

Matthew Elrod, Victoria


Let's see, there are an estimated 10,000 marijuana grow ops in B.C. and 
after a weeklong crackdown, the cops closed 80 down.

I guess that means that 2 1/2 years from now there will be no marijuana 
grow ops in B.C. A lot more unsolved murders and assaults, of course, but 
no more grow ops.

Oh, I forgot. Perhaps new ones will start up to fill the market gap.

Good strategy? I think not.

Alan Randell, Victoria
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