Pubdate: Wed, 22 Apr 2009
Source: Winnipeg Free Press (CN MB)
Copyright: 2009 Winnipeg Free Press
Section: Letter of the day
Author: Russell Barth


Re: Pot proponents come out in full force (April 21)

The whole issue of marijuana legalization demonstrates the insanity 
and hypocrisy inherent in our society. These 4/20 people are asking 
that a herb with dozens of medical applications be legalized and 
regulated into the legitimate economy -- not just so they can enjoy 
it, but also so it will reduce the profits reaped by gangsters due to 
the prohibition on it, and reduce the public violence and soaring 
costs associated with it. These "potheads" want something that is 
unregulated and subsidizing gangsters to be regulated and taxed, but 
the government and police want it to remain unregulated and 
controlled by gangsters.

Yet the potheads get labelled as the crazy ones. All over a herb that 
has never killed a single person in the history of mankind. 
Seriously, this issue is completely, utterly, Alice-In-Wonderland-ly absurd.

Russell Barth

Patients Against Ignorance and Discrimination on Cannabis

Nepean, Ont.
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