Pubdate: Thu, 02 Dec 2004
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2004, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Michael Patriquen
Note: Original series starts 28 Nov 2004 at
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


I'm presently serving a federal sentence for growing pot and am familiar 
with the cited dangers ("A ticking time bomb," Nov. 28). Some are 
meritless. Those "dangerous" 1,000-watt halide bulbs and ballasts are the 
same ones used to light sports arenas, malls and warehouses. Any recent 
cases of blinding reported from that quarter?

Those "dangerous" fertilizers and pesticides are the same ones used to grow 
tomatoes and green peppers. Want safety?

Eat and smoke organic.

Much of the risk your stories cited, though, is true. Illegal power 
connections can be dangerous if not done by a qualified professional. Mould 
is toxic.

So was bathtub gin -- but people swigged it down by the barrel load when 
the government prohibited alcohol. Polls have proven the people want their 
herb. They are going to get it one way or another.

Why not through a safe, effective and legal government-controlled 
distribution system as has been recommended for years now?

Michael Patriquen

(1,000-watt bulbs and even fertilizers can turn "dangerous" inside a house) 
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