Pubdate: Sat, 05 Mar 2005
Source: Ottawa Citizen (CN ON)
Copyright: 2005 The Ottawa Citizen
Author: Wendy Little and Eric Nash


As legal Canadian cannabis growers, we want to extend our heartfelt
sympathy and condolences to the families, friends, community and all
those associated with the killed officers from Mayerthorpe and
Whitecourt, Alberta.

To avoid further injury to the law-enforcement community and the
public, we hope that our Liberal government will address these issues
by regulating and monitoring this huge industry. Unfortunately, the
current decriminalization bill allows organized crime to continue
reaping profits while dedicated officers lose their lives.

Because of our experiences as regulated marijuana growers, we were
invited to address the issue of grow-op safety as guest speakers at
last year's B.C. Civil Liberties Association conference in Vancouver
with Mayor Larry Campbell and Senator Pierre-Claude Nolin.

We offer our expertise to the federal government in regard to the
establishment of a safe and legally regulated cannabis industry, so
the needs and concerns of both the government and the Canadian public
are responsibly addressed.

Wendy Little and Eric Nash,

Vancouver Island, B.C.

Island Harvest medicinal marijuana