Pubdate: Wed, 23 Jul 2003
Source: Smithers Interior News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003, BC Newspaper Group
Author: Kirk Muse


The Editor,

I'm writing about the story Drugs fuel rash of break-ins: RCMP, published 
June 25. Drugs fuel zero crime. Drug prohibition is what fuels crime.

When all types of recreational drugs were legally available for pennies per 
dose at local pharmacies, the term "drug-related crime" didn't exist. 
Neither did drug lords or drug cartels. These were all created by drug 
prohibition - not drugs.

When Coca-Cola contained cocaine instead of caffeine and sold for 5 cents a 
bottle, drug users and drug addicts didn't have to rob, steal or commit 
acts of prostitution to obtain money to purchase their drugs of choice.

The Canadian crime rate is a small fraction of the U. S. crime rate. That 
will soon change if Canada adopts the U.S. drug policy.

My advice to Canada and the rest of the world is to carefully observe U. S. 
drug policy, and then do the opposite.

Don't follow us - we're lost.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, AZ
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