Pubdate: Sun, 06 Mar 2005
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 The Province
Author: Robert Saint Amour
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


In light of the terrible tragedy in Alberta, a new wave of "reefer madness" 
is about to hit our country.

But what has pot got to do with it?

The RCMP suffered a terrible loss, and nobody I know woke up celebrating 
the slaughter of four innocent men doing their job. Yet this incident had 
very little to do with grow-ops.

The sick puppy that killed these men was known to be crazy.

There were ample signs that this man was going to go "postal," and nothing 
was done.

Marijuana had a very marginal part in this tragedy. And we should not lose 
track of the real problem -- the thousands of mentally challenged and ill 
people in our communities who are not cared for.

Pot did not kill these RCMP officers -- ignorance and government cutbacks did.

Robert Saint Amour

Quadra Island 
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