Bob makes Health Canada an offer they can't refuse
The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia, Canada)
Wednesday 23 April 2003
Only a Government Could Be
So Inept at Growing Pot
Letters to the Editor
The Vancouver Sun
Vancouver BC Canada
To the Editor:
Only a government could spend $5.75 million to grow marijuana, and fail ("Potent pot befuddles Ottawa," April 21). Eventually the same government will hold hearings and issue a report that will explain how it spent $5.75 million and couldn't grow any marijuana. That report will almost certainly cost taxpayers at least $500,000.
To be fair, the contractors have managed to grow some marijuana, but the government undertook the project to fulfil a promise to provide marijuana to the desperately and terminally ill, chief among them cancer and AIDS patients.
This has yet to happen -- not one single appetite-stimulating puff for one single wasting patient, no matter how excruciating and life-threatening his or her medical condition.
And this will never happen, because this is a promise the government never intended to honour.
May I offer my services? I can fail to honour a humanitarian, merciful promise far more cheaply. For a mere $1 million, I will not provide marijuana to desperately ill and suffering Canadians.
Northampton, Massachusetts USA