Pubdate: Mon, 06 Apr 1998
Date: 06/04/1998
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Author: Lynn Harichy

I'M SO glad you said "Pot is already virtually decriminalized..." in
your response to my May 31 letter. That was my thought exactly. That,
of course, was before a good friend and medical user was busted. I
knew it could be me next. I watch many being busted and it makes me
scared. As long as the laws are not changed, many medical users like
me are at target.

We don't harm anyone, we cause no damage to anyone, yet so much money
is being wasted prosecuting us. People think "well, they have bigger
fish to fry," which is so true, but every day people just like me are
being busted. If marijuana is already virtually decriminalized, then
why is this law still on the books? And why are virtually innocent
people being punished for something virtually not a crime?

Lynn Harichy

(Maybe some middle ground can be found.)