Pubdate: Tue, 10 Sep 2002
Source: Vancouver Sun (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002 The Vancouver Sun
Author: John Wright
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


People railing about the suggestion that marijuana should be legalized 
absolutely baffle me. The present laws do not protect the "health and 
welfare" of our children because everyone simply ignores the laws anyway. 
Will somebody show me one person who was deterred from experimenting with 
pot because it was illegal?

Whether it is beneficial, harmful or somewhere in-between can be debated 
until the cows come home. Meanwhile, we're spending half a billion dollars 
enforcing laws most people could care less about when that money could be 
spent catching, prosecuting, and incarcerating the  who just stole 
your car.

John Wright, Richmond 
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