Pubdate: Tue, 08 Sep 2009
Source: Parksville Qualicum Beach News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Black Press
Author: W.L.M. Wilson


Once again the lunacy of prohibition leaps into the headlines with 
the military and policing might of Canada wasted on another 

The tragic lessons the prohibition of ethanol should have taught us 
to continue to be ignored. The vast governmental and criminal empires 
our ridiculous drug laws have created, dearly hope too few 
long-suffering citizens will wake up and demand this idiocy be stopped.

Cpl. Darren Lagan says he expects to destroy over 75,000 pot plants 
this year. He's mistaken if he thinks this will in any way deter or 
impoverish the powerful and wealthy industry our foolish laws have fostered.

Cpl. Lagan's efforts are exactly what makes the grow ops so 
profitable and worth the investment and risk. It's time our gutless 
politicians admitted that ridding Canada of its utterly unenforceable 
drug laws will, at the stroke of a pen, rid us of an ever-growing, 
ever more violent and staggeringly wealthy group of criminals.

Yes, the de-criminalizing of drugs will present us with all the 
problems ethanol now offers, but it will stop the gang murders, the 
corruption of our politicians, police and courts - and the futile 
helicopter rides of Cpl. Lagan.

W.L.M. Wilson

Qualicum beach
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