Pubdate: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 Source: Comox Valley Echo (CN BC) Copyright: 2011 Comox Valley Echo Contact: http://www.canada.com/vancouverisland/comoxvalleyecho/index.html Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/785 Author: Andrew Brown Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n151/a04.html?1219 POT SHOULD NOT BE ILLEGAL Re: RCMP turn attention on cleaning up Cumberland. You know, I'm getting really tired of the RCMP (and our government) creating a market for organized crime. Pot should not be illegal, nor should any other plant. By keeping it illegal the law is simply adding value to the product because of the risk to grow it, and the folks willing to take that risk are often willing to protect their crop by all means necessary. The NICC protect people with medical need from these often violent people. They deserve a key to the city. And come on, don't be naive, it's obvious why these laws are in place. Countless studies have proven the medical efficacy of cannabis, it is superior than any other plant to be used as a bio fuel and paper product, and it's ridiculously nutritious. So who benefits from it being illegal? It's definitely none of us. Now Harper wants to build super prisons, like the U.S., to house people growing six plants-on our dime. The police need to do some serious soul searching, and stand up to the government that is putting their lives in danger to protect corporate interests. Nobody deserves to die, or go to prison, over a plant. We have bigger problems in this world. Andrew Brown Nanaimo - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.