Pubdate: Fri, 23 Nov 2007
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2007 The Province
Author: Alan Randell


I'm glad The Province feels better about planned drug-law changes 
because that "feel-good" claptrap is why the Conservatives did it. 
The drugs will continue to flow, new jails will be built and filled 
with prisoners, but our newspaper editors will be content in their 
ivory towers.

We cannot jail ourselves out of the jam we're in, because so many 
Canadians are dealing in drugs that the police can only arrest a tiny 
minority of them.

Only when more Canadians are wasting away in jail than are free to 
buy their publications will editors finally see the light and 
grudgingly consider supporting the only effective way of reducing 
so-called drug crime -- legalize all drugs.

Alan Randell

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