April 14, 2017
Because smoking weed has been proven to be a force of good in society, and actually reduces the use of weed in society.
Just look at Canada.
It’s all Chinese people.
And Chinese people don’t smoke weed.
Canada is advancing plans to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize recreational marijuana nationally, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is keeping key details hazy and allowing arrests to continue while parliament debates his plan.
Trudeau’s justice minister introduced proposed laws Thursday in the Ottawa legislature that set a minimum consumption age of 18, with individual provinces allowed to raise it as they see fit. Rules on retail sales will also be left to the provinces, with the government targeting legalization by July 2018 for a market analysts estimate to reach C$6 billion ($4.5 billion) by 2021. Shares of marijuana producers like Canopy Growth Corp. and Aurora Cannabis Inc. have surged more than fourfold over the past 12 months despite warnings that the legislative process could drag on.
Under the proposed bills, possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis would be allowed, and up to four plants can be grown per residence. Exports of marijuana will remain a serious criminal offense and a new penalty for those convicted of impaired driving will be imposed. Details on licensing fees and excise taxes will be announced in coming months.
Until the new laws pass, Canada’s approach remains strict. Companies producing medical marijuana face costly security rules while police continue to raid pot shops springing up in anticipation of legalization. It’s prompted criticism that Trudeau — who is 45 and has admitted to smoking marijuana himself — is moving too slowly.
“This legalization is not legalization at all,” said Jodie Emery, a prominent activist who was arrested last month along with husband Marc Emery, Canada’s self-styled “prince of pot.” They were charged with trafficking, conspiracy and other offenses related to marijuana raids. “These regulations and restrictions the Liberals are introducing are designed to be a new prohibition,” she said.
Trudeau’s proposal — expanding on medical marijuana, which is already legal in Canada — is expected to spur merger activity and insiders at Canopy and Aurora are already taking profits. The governing Liberals have a majority in the House of Commons that will all but guarantee the legislation’s passage. The country’s Senate typically rubber-stamps legislation, though has grown more unpredictable since measures by Trudeau boosted its independence.
Before the weed people come whining – look, I don’t even think it should be a criminal offense.
But as it is now, are you having a hard time finding weed?
What is the benefit of legalizing it?
All it does is encourage young people – including children – to smoke it.
There is no positive, and no, it’s not the same thing as alcohol, stop saying that because you know it isn’t the same thing.
Most people who drink alcohol are not alcoholics, whereas most people who smoke weed smoke it all the time. Also, alcoholics tend to be more functional than pot-smokers.
Canada is a immigrant-ridden narco-state that elected the kookiest cuck substitute teacher because he’s handsome and he smokes weed.
Worst Anglo nation.