Pubdate: Fri, 18 Mar 2011
Source: Chief, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2011 Whistler Printing & Publishing
Author: Todd Lumley



Re. "Two nabbed in 'vicious attack'" (Chief, March 11), I have to ask
Cpl. Peter DeVries to stop lying about cannabis and to tell the truth
as to what is really behind these types of acts. Prohibition is the
only reason cannabis has reached these dangerous levels of value, and
with such a huge price tag attached to a single pound of cannabis, one
can only assume violence will eventually become part of the equation.
If the individual is allowed to grow and consume his or her own
cannabis, the huge price tag will be eroded to a more comprehensible
level, thereby eliminating the attraction to violently steal this
product from others, ultimately eliminating the violence Peter DeVries
is blaming on cannabis and the current industry surrounding it. I am
saddened by these types of acts, but I'm even more saddened by the law
enforcement officials like Peter DeVries that are promoting lies in
the name of prohibition.

Todd Lumley

Sarnia, Ont.
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