Pubdate: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 Date: 10/11/1999 Source: Calgary Herald (Canada) Author: Chuck Beyer Re `Governments Caught Coming And Going On Marijuana Issues', Calgary Herald Oct.9. I take exception with the conclusion which this article reached, that the government should legitimize marijuana use for therapeutic purposes, while keeping it illegal in all other circumstances. Perhaps you are not aware of the fact that 51% of Canadians want marijuana decriminalized versus 46% who do not (Angus - Reid Poll). The same poll shows that in British Columbia , where I live , 2 out of 3 voters want this law gone . On this side of the Rocky Mountains we are getting very impatient with a law that the majority of our provincial voters do not want, that allows the federal Liberals to arrest our citizens and turn them into criminals . On this side of the Rocky Mountains the imposition of a law that the majority of voters, do not want, federal or provincial is known as a tyranny . And the conclusion of this articled suggests that this tyranny must be maintained . I strongly suggest you reconsider . The issue here is no longer marijuana - it is the principle of democracy itself. Chuck Beyer Victoria, B.C.