Pubdate: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 Source: London Free Press (CN ON) Copyright: 2011 The London Free Press Contact: http://www.lfpress.com/comment/letters/write/ Website: http://www.lfpress.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/243 Author: Russell Barth WAR ON POT HARDLY 'LIBERAL' Regarding the editorial Harper and the triumph of liberalism (July 19) in which Michael Den Tandt wrote, "Possession of small amounts of marijuana is no longer a criminal offence." Last summer, Prime Minister Stephen Harper introduced a change to the law so that anything involving marijuana would be a serious offence, making it harder to plead out or even make bail. Harper also plans to violate numerous court rulings -- and the Charter -- by taking away people's right to grow pot for medical purposes. This will force sick people to use the government-issued ditch weed or go to the street. The medical marijuana program at Health Canada is dying and about to be shut down. Harper has won. Bullies always prevail. About half the public are cheering on this expensive, counterproductive, gangster-subsidizing war on freedom, and Den Tandt tells us Harper is becoming more "liberal"? Russell Barth Nepean - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.