Pubdate: Thu, 08 Aug 2013
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Copyright: 2013 The Globe and Mail Company
Author: Suzzanne Fisher
Page: A10


Re Game Changer? (letters, Aug. 7): It's wrong to dismiss the subject
of marijuana legalization as merely a distracting soft issue.

The far-reaching effects of the criminalization of Canadian citizens
for the possession and use of a substance that is arguably less
harmful than tobacco or alcohol is no small matter. Of equal
importance to our economy are the millions of dollars spent to enforce
marijuana prohibition policies that are out of line with changing
Canadian attitudes.

Justin Trudeau is showing leadership by publicly questioning the
continued pursuit of drug policies that have proven to be both costly
and ineffective.

Suzzanne Fisher, Calgary
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