Pubdate: Tue, 17 Sep 2002
Source: Peace River Record-Gazette (CN AB)
Copyright: 2002 Peace River Record-Gazette
Author: Stan White


Dear Editor of The Peace River Record-Gazette,

I am upset with police, ("Legalized pot won't fly in the Peace says Penson,"
Sept. 10, 2002) who oppose rational drug law reform. Opposing cannabis law
reform is akin to stating we should continue caging humans for using a
plant, which is dysfunctional.

I'm not surprised the idea of re-legalizing cannabis has sparked a flame in
local law enforcement agencies. The police and prison agencies stand the
most to lose, since they justify much of their funding upon the persecution
of a plant, which is the focus in the war on some drugs. Shame on them, for
they imply that they don't make the laws, they just enforce them, and imply
that if you don't like the laws, change them.

While police are in favour of caging humans for using a plant, I request
North American citizens resist that farce. It makes me think police types
that oppose cannabis re-legalization, wishing to perpetuate this injustice,
are gross and are not to be trusted.

Stan White
Dillon, Co
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