Pubdate: Tue, 13 Nov 2007
Source: Peterborough This Week (CN ON)
Copyright: 2007, Metroland Printing, Publishing and Distributing
Author: Stan White


Re: 'In High school, any drug is available, if you want it,' Friday, 
Oct. 26 edition

Peterborough This Week only reported the police perspective of the 
drug issue, which may not be in the best interest of parents and 
students. Police disclose, under the present policy, that students 
have access to any and all drugs. That's because they are illegal, 
sold on the black market and are unregulated. One reason police 
notice more hard drugs in use is because increased drug testing, due 
to American pressure, cause students to use hard drugs because they 
remain in the system for less time and are less likely to get caught. 
Why does Canada follow the U.S. when hat country has failed in its 
war on drugs more so than any country on earth? When answers to the 
question, "so what can parents do?" is presented by police, consider 
what the other side has to say. Educated citizens should consider 
ending cannabis (marijuana) prohibition or completely ending drug 
prohibition because it can not fail as badly as what North America has today.

Stan White

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