Pubdate: Sat, 05 Mar 2005
Source: National Post (Canada)
Copyright: 2005 Southam Inc.
Author: Russell Barth
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


As a medical marijuana user and drug law reform advocate I offer heartfelt 
condolences to the families and co-workers of the RCMP officers brutally 
gunned down in Alberta. Violence is simply not acceptable, especially when 
the victims are officers attempting to protect public safety.

It was prohibition, and not cannabis users or growers as such, that caused 
these senseless killings. If the cannabis growing business were regulated, 
these types of things would not happen. Regulation would give police more 
powers of investigation and enforcement, and would allow them to abandon 
the increasingly dangerous war on drugs.

Russell Barth

Educators For Sensible Drug Policy, Ottawa.
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