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News (Media Awareness Project) - CN BC: LTE: Legalization Debate All About The Money
Title:CN BC: LTE: Legalization Debate All About The Money
Published On:2012-01-24
Source:Nanaimo News Bulletin (CN BC)
Fetched On:2012-01-25 06:03:31

To the Editor,

Re: Legalization of pot good for society, Letters, Jan. 14.

Lately there has been considerable debate over the legalization of
pot. Both sides of the story have been well-represented.

At this point, I would say that neither side is correct.

To be blunt, this whole deal isn't about drugs or who is right or
wrong. This is about business.

At this moment, there is a very large industry at work fighting the
'war on drugs'. This industry consists of thousands or millions, really.

Take account of the growers, buyers, sellers, movers, enforcers, etc.
Now count in the police, doctors, military, the transportation
industry, borders, judges, prisons, etc. The list doesn't end.

Nanaimo would have about four cops if it weren't for the drug industry.

The money spent on the 'war on drugs' probably exceeds the money spent
on drugs.

Much like the treaty industry in Canada, the drug industry keeps the
ol' boys club in fine scotch. It's not about who wins or loses, it's
about the money.

R. Regehr

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