Pubdate: Sun, 15 Nov 2009
Source: Sunday Times (UK)
Copyright: 2009 Times Newspapers Ltd.
Author: Howard Wooldridge


I can only add this to Sullivan's excellent analysis on the end of
marijuana prohibition: public safety will improve. During my 18 years
of police service in the USA, I saw the use of alcohol being the
proximate cause of about 1,300 calls. These included murder, suicide,
rape, assault, child abuse and spouse abuse. The use of cannabis
generated zero calls, and the use of cocaine, one.

My colleagues currently waste more than 10m road patrol hours
searching several million cars in order to bust someone for 1-20 grams
of cannabis. Meanwhile, the drunk drivers sail past.

Howard Wooldridge

Citizens Opposing Prohibition

Washington DC, USA
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