The rash of gang related shootings in Vancouver is causing everybody to rethink everything. More and more people I talk to, from doctors and lawyers to people on the street, are coming to the conclusion that the war on drugs is accomplishing little – except making the streets of Vancouver more dangerous.
As if to put on exclamation mark on that point, Ian Mulgrew – a columnist with the Vancouver Sun – wrote a great column entitled Legalize pot, a key drug fuelling gang wars.
For those not based in Vancouver – read it. Something is brewing out here.