Pubdate: Fri, 30 May 2003
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2003, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Steve Jessop
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


THE LIBERALS will double sentencing for pot growers at the same time as 
they will decriminalize smoking pot. It soon will be possible in Canada, as 
it has long been in the United States, to receive harsher sentences for 
growing or trafficking marijuana than for aggravated sexual assault with a 
firearm. As a citizen, I am outraged. As a pot smoker, I wonder why I am 
forced by my elected officials to buy from criminals, who, by their twisted 
logic, are worse than sex offenders. Let's not be a paternal society, let's 
be a just society instead.

Steve Jessop

(The Liberals' proposed changes to our pot laws are the worst of both worlds)
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