Pubdate: Fri, 02 May 2003
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2003, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: D. Saar
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


I AM so sick of hearing that decriminalizing pot would hurt our relations 
with the U.S. Little known fact: pot was legal in Alaska not long ago - one 
ounce was legal. Heard of all the Canadians who rushed there for pot? Of 
course not. When I went to school in Hawaii, pot was not illegal, but you 
could be fined $25 for trying to smuggle it out of Hawaii. We pay billions 
to keep this harmless weed illegal and a great many Canadians have criminal 
records only for this so-called offence. It's great for the courts, cops 
and lawyers, but truly harmful to the taxpayers. It's money that would be 
better spent on health care and education instead of lawyers, courts and 
more cops to waste time and resources harassing pot smokers.

D. Saar

(You've made your feelings clear on this matter.) 
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