Up in Arms 2
Alcohol or smokes are most kid's gateway to pot and then on to harder drugs. Raves have changed that scene too. Now they go to an alcohol-free event and take pills to get high. Smoking is frowned upon so pot smoking is also in the same class. A large percentage of Canadians have tried marijuana at one time or another. You can get it almost anywhere and people of all ages (Pierre Burton!) Smoke pot on a regular basis.
If it was made legal, a huge amount of money would be shifted from busting a bunch of peace-loving dope heads, clogging our Justice system and the manhours police work looking for pot in corn fields all could be turned over to fight the hard drug dealers. The money raised by taxing the pot like cigarettes could also be funneled to the police as well as to fund more treatment centres and addiction counseling. That little girl should not have died and it may have been prevented.
As a side note the one gun that was immediately seized was not registered so it proves what a farce (huge waste of taxpayer's money) the gun registry really is. That is my rant for today and I am sticking to it.