Pubdate: Thu, 16 Mar 2006
Source: Mirror (CN QU)
Copyright: 2006 Communications Gratte-Ciel Ltee
Author: Colin


The impetus for increasing the war on drugs in Canada is obviously
coming from the U.S. In 2004, there were 1,745,712 total arrests for
drugs, and 771,605 were for cannabis alone. There were 684,319 arrests
for cannabis possession. This is a wholesale waste of police and
government resources just to police freedom of choice.

They have escalated a war upon otherwise law-abiding and peaceful
citizens. If prohibition actually was effective, would not the numbers
of arrests be decreasing? Rather than making drugs less available, it
seems the reverse is true. Drugs are so popular now that nearly one
million Americans per year have to be arrested, perhaps incarcerated,
and wholly fleeced by the cost of so-called justice. All the while
there are states legalizing cannabis for medical use or making
cannabis laws the lowest priority.

Why would any sane person want to import such obviously flawed
policies? The Conservatives may attempt to placate Washington by
cracking down on cannabis in Canada, but they are only succeeding in
demonstrating their true lack of backbone to stand up against the
incursion of the narco-fascist police state and undermining our
sovereignty by over-reliance upon the U.S. market. Would they have
made the same arguments for past injustices where Canada differed in
its policies from the U.S.?

The fact that the police admit they have been investigating since 2004
only indicates the Liberals' lack of sincerity in their so-called
attempt at cannabis law reform. Same game, different faces. Oh
Canada... oh brother!

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