Pubdate: Mon, 01 Apr 2002
Source: Daily News, The (CN NS)
Copyright: 2002 The Daily News
Author: Rik Trottier
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


To the editor:

I have posed this question at least three times to the three main political 
parties in Nova Scotia and at least twice to their national counterparts 
during the past 23 days, but have received no replies. Perhaps it takes 
longer than a week or two, or three, for the various political parties to 
answer questions sent in by e-mail. Perhaps.

I would think that any law on our books that detrimentally, irrevocably 
alters the lives of hundreds of thousands of our citizens each year would 
have a sound, solid base of logic and reason to support it. And that this 
basis, should be incontrovertible.

The structure supporting its existence would be of such an obvious nature, 
that any questioning of its relevance should be met with a quick, decisive 
and clear response. And that it could be done by e-mail.

So I shall ask again: why is it illegal for me to grow one particular type 
of weed in my backyard, roll it into a cigarette paper, and smoke it in 
front of my television set?

Rik Trottier, Dartmouth
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