Pubdate: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 Source: National Post (Canada) Copyright: 2011 Canwest Publishing Inc. Contact: http://drugsense.org/url/wEtbT4yU Website: http://www.nationalpost.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/286 Author: Bruce Korol Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n722/a11.html?1284 KEEP THE WAR ON DRUGS GOING Re: We Can't Afford A War On Weed, Larry Campbell, Philip Owen and Sam Sullivan, Dec. 19. If the war on drugs has been such a costly failure and the negative consequences of prohibition so evident why stop at pot? We should be decriminalizing all drugs. It's time for the former Vancouver mayors and everyone else to recognize that this shouldn't be about giving the government another commodity (marijuana) to tightly control under a "strict public health framework" with sin taxes and regulation. The war on drugs and the corresponding solution from the ex-mayors are both wars on freedom and the right to self-ownership. Individuals should be able to ingest any substance they want without any government interference - including everyone's favourite drug, alcohol. Bruce Korol Calgary - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.