Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2005
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2005, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Chris Rickards


Re "This drug strategy is cracked" (Editorial, Oct. 19: I find it bizarre 
and illogical that the government hasn't legalized and regulated the 
production and distribution of all illicit consumable substances. The move 
would virtually wipe out the black market and its associated violence. 
Think of the revenue potential and the probability of eliminating the 
parole system because there would be so much extra room in our prisons. 
Legal or not, the proportion of people consuming these substances will 
remain constant. It is futile and counterproductive to prohibit the 
consumption of any given substance, be it alcohol, tobacco, pot, cocaine or 
heroine. Get it over with and legalize the lot of it.

Chris Rickards


(Exactly which of our great leaders do you trust to implement this 
wonderful fantasy?)
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