Are the majority of cannabis connoisseurs, from seed providers to farmers to extraction crews and vendors, not peaceful law-abiding Canadians?
Is it not the case that these people are considered criminal based purely on semantics?
Could this not have been fixed on day one?
Why not take cannabis out of the criminal code, and, counter to what the provincial premiers prefer, hand them the responsibility?
Do you know why Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne wants to avoid a “patchwork” legal regime? Do you know why BC’s Christy Clark would rather not acknowledge BC Bud?
Because it means actually listening to their constituents. And no democratic leader wants that.
Is the job not easier when people are busy watching Netflix and sports? When no one cares about corporate hand-outs and insider deals? When the unimaginative and damaging work of the “public” sector offers stability and thus obedience and loyalty?
Is it not much easier for the parasite when its host doesn’t notice them? When its host treats the bloodsucker as a necessary component of life?
On what basis do the Liberals command ultimate decision-making power over cannabis? The federal government has clearly been wrong about prohibition. On what basis do they dictate to a nation of free individuals what their market should look like?
Are “we” the government? Is anything you force upon us merely voluntary on our part? If that’s the case, aboriginal children must have sent themselves to residential schools. Japanese must have imprisoned themselves in concentration camps.
After all, “they” were the government.
Is Canada a church, Justin? Are you its pope?
What do you mean by organized crime in the cannabis trade?
Does cannabis always negatively impact young people’s brain? Even when it cures them of seizures?
What studies do you read? Do you read at all? Or do you just take vacations and selfies? Are you a prime minister or a celebrity?
Cannabis doesn’t negatively impact young people’s brain like alcohol does. In fact, no matter what age you are, enough alcohol will kill you.
So where’s the overregulation of alcohol? Why let provinces decide? Why not follow Ontario’s example and put government and corporate-cartel retailers in charge of the market, including the craft market?
Why not delegate all power to Ottawa? Why not put Parliament in charge of all goods and services? It seems to be working out well for Venezuela. (That’s sarcasm Mr. Trudeau)
If you want to make it harder for kids to get their hands on drugs, then get them out of the government schools where they’re most vulnerable.
Kids in Canada are suffering from a tragedy of the commons.
When kids are pooled together into schools that run on a Soviet-economic model, peer-groups end up regulating individual behaviour and bureaucratic teachers enforce centrally planned norms and curriculums.
It’s little wonder a minority of teenagers turn to drugs and alcohol. It’s an escape from the educational prison that demands conformity and rewards indoctrination.
“Public education” is the most destructive idea human beings have had since central banking and taxation.
It conditions children for an adult life dependent on parental figures. Only now, instead Mom and Dad, or God, or some other role model, people look to the state for guidance.
And so, the masses accept your squeaky-clean image despite all style and no substance.
Despite the blood on your hands. People still going to prison for pot, lives are still being destroyed by the drug war.