Pubdate: Sat, 08 Dec 2001
Source: Calgary Herald (CN AB)
Copyright: 2001 Calgary Herald
Author: Jean-Pierre Grenier


Re: "Where ecstasy is all the rave," Dec. 2.

Is the Herald insinuating that raves and ecstasy are closely related?

I have been going to all-night parties for the last three or four years and 
I don't take ecstasy. I go for the same reasons my fellow ravers do -- the 
music and the people.

You can find drugs in the middle of maximum-security prisons. So should we 
close jails? What about high schools where you can score faster than in a 
party full of strangers? Should we close them as well?

If there have been 22 ecstasy-related deaths in Canada in the last three 
years, my math background tells me it is statistically far safer than 
alcohol, which is responsible for thousands of deaths per year.

Jean-Pierre Grenier

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