Pubdate: Thu, 22 Dec 2011
Source: Nanaimo News Bulletin (CN BC)
Copyright: 2011, Wayne Phillips
Author: Wayne Phillips


To the Editor,

Re: Marijuana prohibition a bizarre, expensive approach, Guest 
Comment, Dec. 17.

Christopher Foulds is right, the crime bill treats casual marijuana 
users with more force than it treats perverts.

Meanwhile, Health Canada's proposed changes in conjunction with Bill 
C-10 clause, its amended clause 41 and its mandatory minimum 
penalties (the Safe Streets and Communities Act) will result in sick 
and dying Canadians who refuse to relinquish their Personal 
Production Licence and Designated Growers being targeted and jailed.

It's an even more bizarre world when the Conservatives' ideologically 
implemented legislation makes criminals of sick and dying Canadians, 
while effectively insulating organized drug kingpins, but that's 
precisely what the Safe Streets and Communities Act will accomplish.

Moreover, the Safe Streets and Communities Act does nothing to 
circumvent youth access.

Wayne Phillips

Hamilton Ont.
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