One of the strongest positions that assisted Justin Trudeau in his majority victory was the Liberal party’s position to legalize Marijuana.
Trudeau failed to defend Marc Emery’s extradition to the US that was more about industrial competition and advantage more than any other factor. Allowing a Canadian citizen to be extradited for something that wasn’t breaking the law in Canada is way too……
Leaving that on the side it’s time for Mr. Trudeau and his government to step it up.
While the issue of legalization is complex and tricky there are far too many Canadians being charged for simple use.
Mr. Trudeau needs to show up at 420 and send a message to Canada and Canadian law enforcement.
While it may take time to properly legalize marijuana, it certainly can be decriminalized in the interim.
Does it make any sense to spend tax dollars on law enforcement and the justice system on charges for Marijuana if it’s going to be truly legalized?
Does it make sense for many in Canadian prisons for Marijuana offences to remain there?
This all comes down to money. Marijuana is a huge business worth billions of dollars in Canada. While most of it has been underground it’s starting to come above ground.
For those on medical marijuana they truly need to have the option to grow their own. There are easy solutions to this for example, a plant permit where a medical user would pay a license fee for plant owned. If there are a violations fines would be in order rather than a criminal record.
Canada can learn from Portugal, Holland, and the growing Green economy in the US where not only is medical use now legal, but as is recreational in many states.
The status quo, for example the ridiculous laws the Wynne government are proposing to pass are truly unacceptable, and clearly a cash and control maneuver.
Millions of Canadians are currently using Marijuana medically and for recreational purposes , and that will not change.
It’s time for our Prime Minister to show leadership, rather than looking for another selfie photo opportunity and show up at Ottawa 420 this year.
And it’s time to stop clogging up the courts with Marijuana charges.
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