Commentary  Let’s take a LEAP toward a sound intoxicant policy

Re: “Montreal North focus of drug enforcement” | News | March 15

Kudos to Montreal activist Jaggi Singh; Eugene Oscapella, my good friend and fellow advocate; and The McGill Daily for speaking about the need to stop targeting our ethnic youth for doing the same thing the white folks have been doing for decades.

Speaking as a retired law enforcement officer and one of the first medical cannabis patients in Canada, I think that the sooner we realize our youth are nothing more than scapegoats in the War on Drugs the better.

Legalize and regulate all drugs today to keep them out of the hands of our children, away from the criminals, and off the street for good.

Alison Myrden
Retired law enforcement officer
Speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)