Pubdate: Thu, 18 Apr 2002
Source: Guardian, The (CN PI)
Copyright: 2002 The Guardian, Charlottetown Guardian Group Incorporated
Author: Paul Myer



Our pot laws stink. Any drug has the potential for abuse, be it caffeine, 
nicotine, marijuana or even sugar. People consume these things to enhance 
their lives or confront their own demons in way of their choosing. My God, 
look at alcohol. I live on Kent Street in the bar district and for 10 years 
have witnessed mayhem on the street at times almost nightly. Fighting, 
threats and abusive language are common and intense. A young man was even 
killed outside my front window in some bar-related incident last year. I 
don't think you'd find the same scene outside of a cannabis cafe. Cannabis 
has many God-given attributes, and people shouldn't have to run to their 
doctors to find their own medicine of choice or hide from the law in fear. 
Our pot laws stink!

Paul Myer, Charlottetown
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