Pubdate: Fri, 29 Jun 2007
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Copyright: 2007, The Globe and Mail Company
Author: Howard J. Wooldridge
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition)


Howard J. Wooldridge, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Frederick, Md. -- During my 18 years of police work, I was sent to 
zero service calls generated by the use of marijuana (Not The Groovy 
'60s: Today's Cannabis Is Harder And Meaner - June 27). Today's 
smokers buy pot that is two to four times stronger than the weed of 
the 1970s. The only difference is that the user (making a poor choice 
to use the drug) can become high, faster.

It is the equivalent of switching from a weaker beer to a stronger 
one: It is still beer. Margaret Wente is using scare tactics instead 
of science to frighten Canadians. Moreover, how is the prohibition of 
cannabis helping anyone in Canada?
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