The abrupt manner in which Prime Minister Stephen Harper dismisses recommendations of learned experts regarding the drug trade is total arrogance.
Experts and former politicians of all stripes suggest correctly that the war on drugs and particularly marijuana is a failure, and is responsible for promoting the growth of the criminal element that flourishes through providing drugs to those who use them.
It is a replay of Al Capone and the criminal element that became wealthy in the days of alcohol prohibition.
It is suggested that the status quo is maintained by those who grow rich on the illegal trade of drugs.
As so many experts suggest, Canada should dispense drugs legally, generating taxes and diminishing the illegal promotion of these products.
Mike Harvey, Langley