[quote=“Macleans Magazine March 21”] The most talked about, if perhaps the least relevant, is the so-called war on drugs. Instant analysis in the wake of the shootings – led by no lesser authorities than Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan and RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli – centred on “the scourge” of marijuana grow ops. By last week, that spin proved bogus, so much so that Zaccardelli publicly apologized for giving “what I believed was the best information I had, knowing full well at that time I didn’t have all the information.”
To the degree marijuana played a role in the RCMP’s decision to guard Roszko’s farm, it arguably bolsters the case for legalizing (as opposed to “decriminalizing”) this relatively soft drug and then regulating and taxing it, much is alcohol is now. That way, criminals would be robbed of a lucrative enterprise and no more police officers need die enforcing such a dubious prohibition.
A more pertinent issue is what the tragedy says about Ottawa’s controversial national gun registry.[/quote]
The first part is cut & paste from macleans.ca website where they left off the remainder of the paragraph, which I hand typed from the magazine.
It’s interesting how times change, we now have our ‘national magazine’ appearing to come onside for full legalization.
So what’s the feeling regarding this: the attempt to ‘blame’ the shootings on drugs has backfired so badly, its led to more support for outright legalization.