Pubdate: Thu, 14 May 2009
Source: Chronicle Herald (CN NS)
Copyright: 2009 The Halifax Herald Limited
Author: Peter Richardson
Cited: Petition:


Marijuana users are determined to accomplish legalization, no matter 
how long or what it takes to succeed. Despite the threat of arrests 
and other punishments and sanctions, marijuana users have persisted 
in their support for legalization for over a generation. They refuse 
to give up their quest for justice because they believe in the 
fundamental values of Canadian society.

Prohibition has failed to silence marijuana users. The issue of 
marijuana's legalization will simply not go away. Marijuana will be 
legalized because marijuana users will continue to fight for it until 
we succeed.

Marijuana is not a lethal drug and is safer than alcohol. Marijuana 
is not toxic to humans, overdoses are nearly impossible, and 
marijuana is not nearly as addictive as alcohol or tobacco. It is 
unfair and unjust to treat marijuana users more harshly under the law 
than the users of alcohol or tobacco. I have started a petition at

Peter Richardson,  Halifax
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