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A RCMP Report, "Responding To Organized Crime In Canada: The Role of Media and Social Marketing Campaigns" 2005, [PDF] has been added to the Police section for the following reasons:

Anti-Drug Initiatives

The September 2002 report of the Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs allocated a full chapter to Canadians' opinions and attitudes, the results of which help answer the question: "Where do Canadian media stand on drugs today?" A summary analysis was done by CannabisLink.ca who also did a partial review of the press coverage of drugs in Canada and compared their analysis to that of the Senate's work on public attitudes and opinions.47 They looked at news, feature stories and editorials related to criminality. They found that most news stories on illegal drugs focus on police operations. They concluded that, while they did not know how this information helps shape public opinions on drugs or what impact it has on the public's demands concerning drugs, these articles may give people the impression that the "drug problem" is first, and foremost, an organized crime problem.



Further Reading of Police and Prohibition in Canada

*** Friends in Law Enforcement Speak Out ***

Police organizations that make a difference:

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

LEAP Speakers Bureau





Police News

October 3, 2002

Police withhold pot from patient

KILLALOE - The Ontario Provincial Police is refusing to return marijuana plants to a cancer patient, even though the man has a federal permit.

Health Canada has told the police the man has a legal right to the pot plants. However, police say they haven't yet decided what to do with the drugs.

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Epilogue:

Fri, 06 Dec 2002: COPS NO DOPES, GIVE MAN'S POT BACK





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