Pubdate: Sat, 07 Sep 2002
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2002, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Joseph Leger
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


YES, I agree that we should legalize and regulate marijuana, tax it and let 
people make their own choices, and use the tax revenue to fund health care. 
The police are against it because it is an easy bust, while pedophiles and 
rapists and robbers go about their business. The police target pot smokers 
because marijuana is easy to smell and the more busts they make the easier 
it will be to be promoted. I have been smoking pot for 20 years. I work as 
a nurse and I see death and disease every day. So, after work I smoke pot 
to unwind. Pot lets me get a good night's sleep. It relieves my arthritis 
pain. I never smoke before work, just after I get home.

Joseph Leger

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