Pubdate: Sun, 13 Jul 2003
Source: Mississauga News (CN ON)
Copyright: The Mississauga News 2003
Author: Chris Buors


Dear Editor:

This is in reply to Owen Sound Police Chief's Thomas Kay's assertions
in a recent story that impaired driving (using marijuana) is a crime
no matter what substance is involved.

It is a wonder to me that Kay doesn't mention there's no test to catch
the person using pharmaceutical drugs that are sold and legally
consumed every day.

Could it be that most drug users -- of legal and illegal drugs -- are,
in fact, responsible people?

Chief Kaye ought to read Claude Nolin's Senate report that dealt
extensively with driving and cannabis use.

It turns out that cannabis users are safer than drivers who are high
on life. Does the chief intend to hand out merit points to those who
test positive?

Organized crime exists to serve the vices of Canadians. Chief Kaye
needs to understand that, while the St. Valentine's Day Massacre was
alcohol related crime, it wasn't because the shooters were drunk. It
was because there was a law that prohibited alcohol.

Chris Buors

Winnipeg, MB.
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