Pubdate: Thu, 28 Mar 2002
Source: South Delta Leader (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002 South Delta Leader
Author: Alan Randell


Editor, The Leader:

Re: Ladner tug seized in 'B.C. bud' haul (Leader, March 22).

Don't you think it's time you saw through the government propaganda that 
drugs are prohibited to protect users? Users suffer more (adulterated drugs 
and jail time) when a drug is banned as compared to when it is legal, and 
besides, two of our more harmful drugs, alcohol and tobacco, are legal. My 
wife and I became well acquainted with this policy when we lost our 
19-year-old son to street heroin in 1993. Please make your drug stories 
less one-sided in favour of the cops by including the comments of the 
individuals arrested and their families as well as the comments of those 
who oppose these laws.

In short, try to put a human face on the suffering.

Alan Randell, Victoria
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