Pubdate: Wed, 08 Nov 2006
Source: Prince George Free Press (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 BC Newspaper Group
Author: Stan White



All sarcasm aside, millions of North Americans disagree with B.C. 
Supreme Court Justice Sherman Hood's assertion (Time to get tough on 
grow-ops, Free Press, Nov. 3, 2006), "the situation a crisis which 
can only be solved by increasing sentences to include serious jail time."

There is an intelligent alternative.

Allowing people to cultivate cannabis in regulated environments like 
tomatoes will end the problems.

Obvious popularity of cannabis indicates it will be grown because the 
laws of supply and demand will be met.

The original prohibition of alcohol didn't pretend to stop citizens 
from producing alcohol and the sequel works the same way. That's the 
laws of prohibition. Since the repeal of alcohol prohibition, 
breweries, wineries and distilleries produce safer products in 
controlled environments and pay taxes and for 10 years after the 
repeal of prohibition, the murder rates decreased.

Perhaps the Prince George Free Press will report the problems of 
prohibition to balance the argument.

Stan White

Dillon, Colorado
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