Pubdate: Tue, 03 Sep 2013
Source: Regina Leader-Post (CN SN)
Copyright: 2013 The Leader-Post Ltd.
Author: Petra Seyffarth


So Justin Trudeau admitted to smoking marijuana a couple of times, 
and he even inhaled. In the words of the great Garfield (the cartoon 
cat), "big fat hairy deal." I don't remember the numbers, but I've 
seen plenty of polling results that show a substantial percentage of 
Canadians have tried dope.

It's not like Conservatives are completely without sin on this issue. 
In 1985, I was visiting Ottawa and was lucky enough to catch the 
Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill. Some people I was 
chatting with invited me to a party and I ended up sharing a joint 
with a couple of Tories. We had a great time engaging in some 
good-natured ribbing about each others' politics.

It's a waste of taxpayers' money to put so many people in jail for 
possession of small amounts of a substance that is no more harmful 
than alcohol - and we all know how well prohibition of alcohol 
worked. So let's legalize marijuana already.

Petra Seyffarth

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