Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Retired cop obsesses over pot
This is is a little bizarre. A retired cop wrote into the Vancouver Province yesterday claiming the Vancouver Police chief is derelict in duty. He states "As a retired police officer I find it deplorable and a dereliction of duties by the Vancouver Police Department that it allows the open sale of drugs." That actually makes sense. The open sale of crack and fentanyl in the DTES and on the Surrey Strip is an abomination. Unfortunately, that's not what he's referring to.
He's talking about the police's failure to close pot shops in Vancouver. AYFKM? Pot is scheduled to be legal on July 1st. That's why the courts are deferring pot charges because pot charges now are a complete waste of time. Crack, crystal meth and fentanyl are killing people. Pot is not. If all the crack heads in the DTES and on the Surrey Strip got off the crack and just smoked pot, everyone would be far better off. Letting the public sale of crack and fentanyl continue is a deregulation of duty. That is what needs to be addressed.