Clark is sprouting the new mantra: “We need to make sure that young people whose brains are growing, will not be allowed unfettered access to getting marijuana,” and, “I think, you know, as a society, if we’re going to—just like we have with alcohol, say you know, it’s something that government is prepared to endorse and allow, we should make sure that the rules are very clear that we don’t want young people to be using it.” [emphasis mine]
You know, reefer madness? Except not Harper’s “infinitely worse than tobacco” catchphrase but the same logical fallacy of appealing to emotion.
We’re going to need more than a few off-hand comments about kids and pot.
Kash Heed, former B.C. minister of public safety and solicitor general, figured “no political win,” was the reason the government won’t “come out and support this.”
But that was under Harper. Aren’t things supposed to be different now?
Christy Clark’s silence means we’re subject to Kathleen Wynne’s nonsensical ravings about cannabis in liquor stores. It means zero opposition to Bill Blair’s appointment as Canada’s first cannabis drug czar.
Work with the provinces? How can we while Clark remains silent? Ontario’s politicians will surely present their model as the only logical way to keep it out of the hands of children.
Meanwhile, the BC Bud market economy suffers in a grey market while Ottawa’s licensed producers stockpile cannabis legally.