Pubdate: Fri, 18 Mar 2005
Source: Imprint (CN ON Edu)
Copyright: Imprint Publications 2005.
Author: Adrienne Kerson


To the Editor,

I am writing in response to Mark Johnson's article "Solving the weed
crisis." I am surprised at the way people have used the death of four
RCMP officers as fuel with which to argue about the pros and cons of
marijuana legalization.

The fact of the matter is that their deaths were not caused by
marijuana laws or lack thereof. They were not even investigating a
grow operation as Johnson seems to think. The truth, which has gotten
lost in the frenzy of marijuana debate, is that the officers were
investigating a theft. They were helping collectors get their money
back for a truck that Jim Roszko wasn't paying the lease payments for.

It came out after the shooting that he happened to grow weed as well
and within minutes the entire tragedy got turned into a debate about
legalizing marijuana. Imprint staff should know facts before they
write articles and not perpetuate lies.

Adrienne Kerson
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