Pubdate: Tue, 04 Dec 2012
Source: Chilliwack Times (CN BC)
Copyright: 2012 Chilliwack Times
Author: Trevor Houlahan


Editor: Re: Faith Today, Nov. 22. It's interesting that you use The 
Netherlands as your example for what could go wrong if we relaxed our 
laws on cannabis since the Dutch have between one half and one quarter 
the usage rates as we do in Canada, depending on what drug we are 
talking about.

A quick check of Wikipedia found that the percentage of Cannabis users
in Canada is 12.4 per cent and in the Netherlands the cannabis usage
rate is 5.9 per cent.

I'm curious as to where you got your 45 per cent number; care to

As for money laundering, the only reason there is any money to launder
is because cannabis is worth so much due to the prohibition of it. If
cannabis was as legal as tomatoes or potatoes it would be worth about
as much since anyone who wanted some could grow their own or pop into
the local liquor store and pick up an ounce for $10, the same way
people now pick up an ounce of tobacco cigs, pre-rolled for $10.

Trevor Houlahan

Garson, Ont.
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