Pubdate: Wed, 29 Aug 2007
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2007 The Calgary Sun
Author: Bruce Symington
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


Your item by Pablo Fernandez in the Aug. 27 Sun on the numbers of 
grow-ops in the city contained a statement attributed to Ald. Ric 
McIver stating that when someone smokes a joint, they are buying 
bullets for gangsters. Please! Let us be adults here and admit the 
turf these gangsters are fighting over would not exist but for 
ill-advised prohibition laws, which create a lucrative black market. 
To blame the herb cannabis for the wreckage caused by its prohibition 
is another case of prohibitionists' pretzel logic. Only by ignoring 
truth and logic can these poor, misguided souls justify their 
position. Pity them, for they are pitiful.

Bruce Symington

(Are you saying that if you make crime legal, you no longer have a 
crime problem?)
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