Pubdate: Fri, 16 Apr 2010
Source: Regina Leader-Post (CN SN)
Copyright: 2010 The Leader-Post Ltd.
Author: Daniel Johnson


In the March 31 article, "Prison term begins; Jason Ng admits to pot 
production" you start by saying "In most facets of his life, Jason Ng 
was a productive, upstanding citizen" and go on to imply that by 
growing marijuana he somehow made himself less than a productive, 
upstanding citizen.

It's sad enough that Ng apologized even though he had done nothing 
wrong. Since a majority of Canadians want marijuana legalized, the 
continuation of marijuana prohibition is a crime against democracy.

The fact that a majority of Canadians oppose the law should be 
mentioned in every article like this, because without that context, 
you are helping the law enforcement community continue the false 
pretext that people who grow, sell or use marijuana are actually the 
criminals, when it is, in fact, law enforcement and criminally 
collusive political parties who are committing a crime against all 
Canadians by keeping these laws in place.

Daniel Johnson

Johnson is Saskatchewan director of the National Organization for the 
Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

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