Pubdate: Wed, 09 Mar 2005
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2005, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: D. Moody
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk.


AS A former pot smoker I felt it is time for truth. Pot is not a
gateway drug, it is a gateway industry! Simply look into the court
transcripts of the past 10 years and you will see that the more that
legalization is discussed the lower the price of a pound of pot drops.

Most pot smokers have no interest in the harder drugs like crack
cocaine, speed or heroin. Once we remove the stigma we will all have
the opportunity to remove the profits, and we will see who really
needs help in this area of their lives. Force merely makes people hide
and criminals rich.

D. Moody

(Lots of debate over this.)