Will 2015 Canadian Election Go to Pot? Will Marc Emery Return to Canada Have an Impact? by Jamie Gilcig

Will 2015 Canadian Election Go to Pot?  Will Marc Emery Return to Canada Have an Impact? by Jamie Gilcig

emeryCFN – With Marc Emery about to return to Canada in time for the 2015 election it will be interesting to see if the Marijuana lobby will have much sway.

Emery should never have been sent to the US, friendly neighbor or not, and his incarceration had an industrial impact on the marijuana industry in Canada.

The US for all their anti-drug rhetoric has opened the gates with Colorado wide open and seeing an influx in Weed Tourism and trade, as is Washington State.

Many other US states are seeing the gates opening to either medical marijuana or decriminalization.

Here in Canada the Harper Government is playing games with medical marijuana laws causing distress to many legitimate users.

This writer’s question is how powerful is the marijuana lobby in Canada?  It clearly did not come through for Mr. Emery who languished for most of his five year plea deal term in US prisons and he did not get to finish his term in Canada.

Dr. Rob Kammermans is still going through his witch hunt in Ontario for his role in helping people attain Medical Marijuana prescriptions.

Mr. Trudeau’s people have refused to grant me any interviews with JT since that question btw.

Mr. Trudeau and the Liberal’s have stated they wish to legalize pot; but hard details are not terribly clear.    Now rumbles are that Jodie Emery, Marc’s wife, wishes to be a Liberal candidate and that the couple will be doing cross country tours to promote the Liberals in the next election and get pot heads to vote red.

The Liberals have not embraced Ms Emery nor have they made any official statements regarding Mr. Emery’s release from US prison.

Marijuana is at a cross road.   As more and more US states legalize more pressure will be on Canadian governments to follow suit.

Will controls really work?  Will legal marijuana ever be able to compete with street product?   Will users ever be able to legally grow their own crop?   How will the legal system deal with legal marijuana as it use certainly does impact users while at work or driving.

Will the weed issue be a plus or minus for both Mr. Harper and Mr. Trudeau in the next election?

    

Will the Legalization of Marijuana in Canada Help or Hurt Justin Trudeau in the Next Election?

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Hugger1
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Once the election campaign starts I think the pot debate will be thrown out the window and it will become about Harper’s record (and his control issues) and if Justin Trudeau is ready to be PM. If the young people vote JT will have a good chance of winning. And if the rest of the voters smarten up to what Harper has done to this country he will be out.

tnpreacher555
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“Marijuana is at a cross road” – more like a dead in road! Ready to fall off the cliff into the abyss. Rev 9:21 “And they did not repent of their murders, nor of their drugs, nor of their fornication or their thefts”. Unless you repent, you shall all like perish.

Furtz
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Pretty sure the Libs will distance themselves from Emery and his wife. Pot and fornication won’t be big election issues. Dear Leader will be.

David Oldham
Guest

@Hugger1…just interested in learning what Harper has done to this county. Could you expand briefly in simple terms what he specifically is responsible for? Much appreciated.

Hugger1
Guest

We can start with the Senate scandal. He’s PM, so in the end he is responsible. I am not willing to discuss this much, as we never see eye to eye and I have better things to do than discuss Harper’s shortcomings.

Furtz
Member

@ Hugger. You are right. Not worth it.

gimme-a-break
Guest

Would Emery and his wife still want to side with Trudeau after he called them liars?

Furtz
Member

I still think Dear Leader will take a walk this fall or early winter, but like all Libs and Dippers, I hope he doesn’t. Interesting poll out today
http://www.ekospolitics.com/index.php/2014/08/political-landscape-turning-bleak-for-stephen-harper/

jules
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I won’t vote for anybody who supports drugs, gay marriage or any of that garbage. I don’t know who this Emery is from a hole in the ground and don’t care. I am a very straight arrow will always be that way.

Furtz
Member

@ Jules. Pretty well all parties officially support equal rights, so I guess you won’t be voting.

Hugger1
Guest

I thought you didn’t vote Jules. Inaction does not promote change.

Furtz
Member

There is an anti-gay fundamentalist Christian federal party that I forgot about. Maybe Jules should check them out. Not sure if they still have official party status, but they’ve been active since the mid eighties, and ran some candidates in the last election. They have a seriously anti-gay, pro-Christian platform that should appeal to folks like Jules and Mr. Newton. They only attract about 0.15% of the popular vote, but it’s a start.
Oddly enough, they call themselves The Christian Heritage Party.

John David Bourgeois
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The Demon Weed! The road to perdition … Repent! Lest ye burn in eternal hellfire!—Really? In 2014?—Cannabis is a beneficial medicine and the least harmful of all the recreational drugs.—Everybody should play close attention to “Pastor” Newton’s ravings because they do constitute the argument against legalized cannabis. Absolutely insane!

jules
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Furtz and Hugger you are both right on. I WILL NOT VOTE AT ALL FOR ANYBODY WHO IS STRANGE. My own daughter and I wsere saying the same things this afternoon.

Hugger1
Guest

So, are you saying you will not vote or you will vote?

Furtz
Member

So Jules, what’s “strange” about affording everybody equal rights under the law?

Reverend Ryan
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the restoration of the Tree of Life to it’s proper status is indeed the “healing of the nations” ~ as in Revelations. Draft policy paper from the Young Liberals notes that industrial applications & development will dwarf both the “medical” & “recreational” markets. Those who have eyes will see… those who have ears will hear. Those who manifest the Tree of Life shall prosper. Remember….. more people came out to vote for cannabis than did those who voted for Obama in Colorado. Justin Trudeau will win a majority with this double-edged sword. Spin the Repeal of Prohibition as a TAX… Read more »
jules
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Furtz and Hugger I JULES WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANY PARTY AT ALL. I HAVE HAD IT WITH ALL THE CROOKS AND CRIMINALS. You all know that I am a straight arrow and a Christian and will have no part about drugs, homosexuality, abortion, same sex marriage and my list goes on and on. No tanks I will not be a part of any of this crap.

Furtz
Member

Jules, that’s why I suggested the Christian Heritage Party. Wouldn’t they be whacky and nasty enough for you?

Hugger1
Guest

Furtz, so I guess Jules prefers to be part of the problem, instead of being part of the solution.

Furtz
Member

Actually, Hugger, it might be best that some people don’t vote.

jules
Guest
Furtz and Hugger I will not waste my precious time going to vote for any of them at all whatsoever. I sent Jamie something funny that he didn’t print about a dog in Minnesota who was voted in as mayor of a small town and I put down about his little Fitzy would be a great mayor. People from Toronto, as well as Alberta were impressed LOL LOL. ROLF about putting in that dog in place of the present mayor of Toronto and to be premier of Alberta. You can’t go wrong there. People screw up everything and society is… Read more »
Furtz
Member

Jules, it’s probably best that you don’t vote. LOL LOL ROLF!!

Hugger1
Guest

By not voting it becomes part of the problem that needs fixing.

Furtz
Member

@ Hugger. What would be fixed by having people vote who have no interest in or knowledge of our political system or parties?

Hugger1
Guest

You have a point Furtz. But I always believe that if you don’t vote you have no right to bitch and chew about what the politicians do afterwards.

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