Pubdate: Wed, 21 Dec 2005
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 The Province
Author: Mahara Sinclaire
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


The creation of the RCMP "drug-recognition expert course" promises to 
provide hours of holiday fun for our police as they tuck into many a 
lengthy game of "guess which drug I am on."

Even more amusing and disconcerting is the RCMP's misinformation on marijuana.

Do people really believe that marijuana is just as bad as alcohol, or 
are RCMP officers hoping that, if they say it enough times, it will become so?

Bad driving is bad driving regardless of whether you've smoked a 
joint or if you are road-raging under the influence of caffeine, 
anti-depressants or blood-coagulants.

It seems to me there's not much sport in pulling over a car of teens 
and guessing if they're high, especially if a sweet whiff of smoke 
hits the police officer square in the face.

It would be more fun to pull over every other car and try to guess 
what poison happens to be motivating them that day.

With consumption of state-sanctioned pharmaceuticals higher than ever 
and available to the whole family, it seems the real guessing game 
should be applied here.

Mahara Sinclaire,

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