Pubdate: Sun, 28 Mar 2010
Source: Chronicle Herald (CN NS)
Copyright: 2010 The Halifax Herald Limited
Author: Howard Wooldridge


Columnist Laurent Le Pierres must have flunked North American History

After the States repealed alcohol prohibition in 1933, all the
violence and corruption of the bootleggers went away; this despite
alcohol being heavily taxed. Canada is smart enough to tax cannabis
below the point where smuggling and the black market would come back.
Let us have some faith in Ottawa.

Certainly, public safety will improve as my profession stops wasting
time on cannabis users, grow-ops and other such activities. With the
extra time, we will arrest more deadly DUIs, child molesters and other
true public safety threats.

Detective/Officer Howard Wooldridge (retired),

Drug policy specialist,

Citizens Opposing Prohibition, Washington, D.C. 
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