Pubdate: Wed, 04 Apr 2012
Source: Maple Ridge News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2012 Maple Ridge News
Author: John McKenzie


Editor, The News:

Re: Big push for legalizing marijuana (The News, March 30).

I'm responding to the excellent article by Monisha Martin's on the 
prohibition of marijuana in Canada.

It is 'high' time we quit following the American way of criminalizing 
pot and locking up numerous people for selling it. The days of 
adhering to their old and worn out Calvinistic purist crap has got to go.

We're a sovereign state, or at least should be, but I'm not too sure 
with Harper and the gang running the show in Ottawa. Therefore, we 
should establish our own laws, free from American influence.

This is a well-researched and sound argument - the time is now to 
re-think our old ways and legalize pot. It's simply costing us too 
much in law enforcement and is a major contributor to the gang wars 
here in the Lower Mainland.

I personally don't smoke pot, but believe it has some medicinal 
benefits that help certain people with their illnesses. The medical 
evidence is out there and it's time to re-think our ways.

John McKenzie

Maple Ridge
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