Pubdate: Sun, 24 May 1998
Date: 05/24/1998
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Author: Redford Givens

"WATCH BELGIUM'S petty crime rate soar." was the response to a letter
of May 21 regarding Belgium legalizing marijuana.

What evidence do you have that cannabis causes any crime other than
the violation of an insane prohibition law based on Reefer Madness
claims that pot causes mayhem, murder, burglary, rape, racial mixing,
insanity and a few other felonies. If you cannot prove these
accusations, the foundation for your prohibition disappears, so how
about some proof?

How many marijuana homicides has the Sun reported in the last 60

And how many related to alcohol?

What hypocrites! Meanwhile, how about offering some factual testimony
that marijuana use has ever caused an increase in crime anywhere?

Like in Holland for starters.

Your intellectual bankruptcy is showing.

Redford Givens
San Francisco

(We're not just talking about marijuana here, so chill out.)