❝ The Canadian government will introduce legislation next year that would make the sale of marijuana legal, its health minister has said.
If enacted, the move would make Canada one of the largest Western countries to allow widespread use of the drug…
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pushed for legalisation during his campaign.
❝ The announcement coincided with 20 April – an unofficial holiday among cannabis advocates. Hundreds of marijuana users demonstrated outside Parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday.
Medical use of marijuana is already legal in Canada. Some have argued that legal marijuana would reduce stress on Canada’s criminal justice system.
“We will work with law enforcement partners to encourage appropriate and proportionate criminal justice measures,” Health Minister Jane Philpott said. “We know it is impossible to arrest our way out of this problem.”
❝ However, Gerard Deltell, a legislator from Canada’s opposition Conservatives, opposes the change, saying blah, blah, blah.
❝ Mr Trudeau has named Bill Blair, a former Toronto police chief, as the government’s point person on legalisation.
“We control who it’s sold to, when it’s sold and how it’s used,” Mr Blair said likening marijuana to how alcohol is regulated. “And organised crime doesn’t have the opportunity to profit from it.”
Of course, American Liberals don’t read furrin newspapers, don’t watch much more than network TV – so, they won’t know about this. American Conservatives don’t read at all. They sit and wait in front of black-and-whte TVs waiting for news about America’s world domination to return.