Pubdate: Sat, 13 Mar 2004
Source: Calgary Herald (CN AB)
Copyright: 2004 Calgary Herald
Author: Kirk Tousaw


You ran multiple articles on the "ills" associated with the marijuana
trade and cultivation. You might want to make a distinction between
harms that are causally linked to cannabis-growing (none) and harms
that exist only because that growing is illegal (mould, stolen
electricity, funding organized crime, destruction of rental
properties). There is a difference, and you do everyone a disservice
when you fail to point that out. Growing cannabis is no more
intrinsically harmful than growing tomatoes; the difference is that it
is legal to grow tomatoes.

Kirk Tousaw

Vancouver, B.C.
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