Pubdate: Sat, 05 Mar 2005
Source: Calgary Herald (CN AB)
Copyright: 2005 Calgary Herald
Author: Robert Clark


Users - I cannot express the sadness I feel as I read of the deaths of
the RCMP officers. This is a great loss. The outcome will be
devastating for years to come.

However, I feel it is only going to fuel the flames of the media on
demonizing marijuana. The criminal element has taken over this and
used it for its own good; however, there is a large, responsible
segment of society who are, as I am, horrified by this problem, yet
smoke marijuana on a regular basis.

I can only hope these deaths will not be fodder for the paranoia
prohibition has caused. Grow houses are a problem; yet, isn't it time
the government stops these needless deaths and stops being so
hypocritical in its rules?

This same government grows marijuana, yet sends its servants into
hostile surroundings to stop others from growing it.

My sincere condolences to the families.

Robert Clark,