A follow-up report concluded that cannabis could not be used to predict negative impacts on cognitive development.
In fact, indicators point to cigarette smoking as more likely to reduce IQ points than cannabis use.
A study that examined cannabis use in twins, where one twin is a connoisseur and the other is not, found no evidence that lower-than-average intelligence had anything to do with smoking cannabis.
But when it comes to government, facts don’t matter.
Consider the “organized crime” bit.
University of Toronto PhD student Jenna Valleriani isn’t the only one predicting a regime where those with cannabis records are barred from entry.
She told the media that dispensaries and others will be out of luck “because they have pre-existing trafficking charges or possession charges for cannabis. That alone is going to bar a lot of these dispensaries’ access to that market.”
I’ve heard this sentiment from others as well, off the record.
Legalization is supposed to mean that cannabis production and consumption is no longer a criminal act.
Forget any notion that the government has been wrong for all these years, and therefore, has no reason to be involved with the legalization scheme, other than removing the plant from the criminal code and pardoning all these non-violent “criminals.”
Liberal Legalization is about handing the keys to a select-few and using “our kids” as a propaganda punching bag.
All the government had done is co-opted the word ‘legalization’ and redefined it to mean what they want it to mean.