Pubdate: Mon, 22 Oct 2007
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2007 The Province
Author: George Kosinski


Letter-writer Jerry Kroll asks: "If athletes can be tested, why not 
ferry crews?"

If ferry workers were offered multimillion-dollar contracts, as 
athletes are, I'm sure they would be willing to sacrifice some of 
their civil rights in exchange.

There's a reason why we don't see wealthy athletes complaining about 
random drug testing.

If ferry workers really are smoking marijuana on duty, it may be a 
side-effect of marijuana prohibition. When you're not allowed to 
smoke it anywhere, you might as well smoke it anywhere.

Imagine what our society would be like if there were no pubs and it 
was illegal to have a drink, even in your own home. Actually, you 
don't have to imagine it, just google "alcohol prohibition."

George Kosinski, Gibsons
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