Pubdate: Thu, 29 Nov 2007
Source: Mirror (CN QU)
Copyright: 2007 Communications Gratte-Ciel Ltee
Author: Stan White


[Re: "Criticize it," Nov. 22] All humour aside, who really stands to 
gain if pot stays
illegal? The people that stand the most to lose-if the relatively 
safe God-given plant
cannabis (marijuana) is re-legalized-is the law enforcement 
community, which includes
the prison industry.

The focus of the failed war on drugs is cannabis; the financial boon
to the enforcers is a gravy train like no other, complete with jobs,
power and corruption opportunities. End cannabis prohibition and their
labour unions will hurt worse than they have hurt the humans they've
caged for using the beneficial plant. And that's pretty bad.

Stan White, Dillon, Colorado
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