Letter Of The Week


Re: Heroin That Goes Far Beyond Junk, Joe O’Connor, May 13.

As grieving parents of a son who died at age 19 in 1993 after
ingesting some street heroin, may we offer our comments? When America
prohibited alcohol, thousands were poisoned by adulterated market
booze. When alcohol was legalized again, those incidents were
drastically reduced.

Today, our children are dying because of adulterated black market
drugs. The carnage will end only when we come to our senses and allow
users once again to purchase clean, cheap, quality-tested drugs at
the corner store just as tobacco users now do.

Let’s finish the job we started when we ended alcohol prohibition,
follow the principles enshrined in the Charter and legalize all drugs.

Eleanor and Alan Randell, Victoria.

Pubdate: Tue, 17 May 2011

Source: National Post (Canada)

Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n304/a02.html