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.