MEDICAL MARIJUANA NOT THE REAL ISSUE

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Pubdate: Sat, 05 Aug 2000
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2000, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Contact: editor@sunpub.com

Author: Chuck Beyer,

Comment: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA NOT THE REAL ISSUE

RE ONTARIO'S highest court striking down Canada's pot laws as unconstitutional: It is
important to remember that the issue of medical marijuana, while important, is not the real
issue.

The fact is that two out of three Canadians do not want criminal records for marijuana
possession, period.

A recent COMPAS survey found that 65% of those questioned thought the concept of
decriminalizing pot is an excellent, very good, or good idea. With numbers like these it is safe
to assume that if given a free vote by the citizens, marijuana would be legal. Canadians do
not want marijuana to be a criminal matter and democracy would be best served if the
Liberals just let this law and this issue die a very natural death.

Chuck Beyer,
Candidate,
Canada Marijuana Party,
Victoria, B.C.

(Considering the rate at which the Liberals move in criminal law matters, you may get your
wish)

MAP posted-by: Derek