Pubdate: Wed, 24 Dec 2003
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Page :A18
Copyright: 2003, The Globe and Mail Company
Author: Elizabeth Woods


Victoria -- The Hells Angels will be celebrating. The Supreme Court has 
just guaranteed their profits from marijuana and other drugs for the 
indefinite future (Pot Ban Is Constitutional, Supreme Court Rules -- 
on-line edition, Dec. 23). And cops will be happy. Their budgets will 
continue to be wasted on busting grow-ops instead of investigating real 
crimes such as burglaries and murders (both of which are encouraged by the 
drug laws).

How can the Supreme Court condone the creation of crimes where no real 
crime (that is causing harm to others) exists? How can I have security of 
person when the court refuses to protect me from the do-gooding tyranny of 

As a citizen I feel abandoned by the court to the mercies of politicians, 
most of whom are too gutless to legalize drugs, preferring to support 
organized crime, and knuckle under to the Americans, than to do what is 
sane and sensible for Canadians by legalizing, licensing and taxing 
recreational drug use.

Elizabeth Woods
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