Drug policy out of touch

It is easier to put a pot smoker in prison than a pedophile/murderer/rapist

Oh Canada, are we are at odds on yet another very emotional issue? Oil … gas … China? I want to thank Harry G. Kapeikis for sharing his perspective. I hope all levels of governments will work together to determine if oil and gas lobbyists are being honest with us. I fear they may be trying to take advantage of the ‘niceness’ of Canadians.

I also find MP Dan Albas open to discussion. If anyone is concerned with the China-Canada Trade Deal (FIFA) or the direction the Conservatives are taking us, pick up the phone or stop in at his office.  Dan could use our support, praise and advice.

Why do I write? I have been very concerned with Canadian health and wealth-fare since leaving Dallas, Tex. after G.W. Bush was ‘elected’.  I am a cannabis activist who is working to enlighten anyone who will listen on facts regarding marijuana and why it is illegal. Health Canada admits it is medicine because they are allowing its use for cancer, MS, arthritis, Crohns and other ailments.  But for reasons still unknown, scientists are keeping valuable research away from governments and our medical, legal and educational professionals.

What do I see?  It is easier to put a pot smoker in prison than a pedophile/murderer/rapist. Our ‘innocent until proven guilty’ mentality works well for those accused of horrible crimes but not for cannabis users. Why? The ones that we catch are usually young and innocent so they accept a guilty verdict without costing taxpayers a fortune. Bonus:  pot smokers are easy to catch (pot is bulky/smelly) and are a good source of inmates because they cause very little trouble. Remember we are building for-profit prisons now.  Is some truth not shameful?

Oh Canada, I stand on guard for thee.

Lora Bruncke