Pubdate: Wed, 05 Nov 2003
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2003 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Chris Buors
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


I agree with Tony Cannavino, president of the Canadian Professional Police 

There are too many serious flaws in Bill C-38, and the approach advocated 
by the government to deal with the plague of marijuana is altogether 
heading in the wrong direction.

There is nothing wrong with producing, distributing or smoking cannabis 
that would justify a fine or an arrest or even a shaken finger by Canadian 
police officers, the police chief or Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

It just so happens that the proof is in the pudding.

Ontario enjoyed the entire summer without a cannabis possession law and 
remarkably enough, the sky did not fall.

And not one of the "police worries" of lawlessness Canadians were warned 
about for 100 years arose.

Why would the police lie? It wouldn't have anything to do with the fact 
that catching sinners is a lot easier than catching criminals now would it?

Chris Buors


(Take a deep breath.)
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