Pubdate: Fri, 25 Nov 2011
Source: Coast Reporter (CN BC)
Copyright: 2011 Coast Reporter
Author: Judith Renaud



Canadian citizens must stop a government for committing an outrageous
act that defies the intelligence and human rights of the citizenry of

If you acknowledge marijuana has become part of our culture, and no
amount of money for prisons, police, prosecutors and punishment is
going to change that.

If you acknowledge that marijuana was outlawed early in the last
century for the purpose of oppressing minorities, and enforcement of
its prohibition has continued to serve that function.

Marijuana prohibition is utterly hypocritical, both alcohol and
tobacco, despite their health risks, are available to adults in a
regulated taxed system. Prohibition divides parents against teens,
employers against employees, doctors against patients and citizens
against police.

Repeal marijuana prohibition and there will be no need for billions of
dollars to build prisons. Instead there will be billions of dollars
for health care, climate change and the national debt.

Judith Renaud

Executive Director/Educators for Sensible Drug Policy

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