Pubdate: Sun, 06 Mar 2005
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 The Province
Author: Jodie Giesz-Ramsay
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


Stricter prohibition and heavier penalties only generate massive illegal 
profit for criminals, who are willing to take great risks to make that 
bundle of tax-free cash.

Marijuana cultivation is extremely profitable under the tough drug laws we 
have now.

If marijuana were as common as peanuts or daisies, there would be no 
incentive for organized crime to grow and distribute it for profit.

Legalizing and regulating marijuana will eliminate the problems associated 
with organized crime

Jodie Giesz-Ramsay

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