Prince of pot adds his voice to guns de­bate

NOW Magazine - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

Through all your pages on gun vi­o­lence angst in your re­cent is­sue, not once did I read any com­ments, pro­pos­als or even sug­ges­tions of the only mea­sure that will re­duce gun vi­o­lence among youth and marginal­ized peo­ple – end­ing the drug war.

Wher­ever you have il­le­gal drugs, you in­cen­tivize the pro­lif­er­a­tion of gun-car­ry­ing gangs. That is what we see and will con­tinue to see.

Your ar­ti­cles merely re­state the re­quests for more money for ser­vices and strate­gies that are proven to be in­ef­fec­tive ex­cept as a means of pro­vid­ing work for a huge bu­reau­cracy of so­cial work­ers and po­lice.

Marc Emery

Toronto

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