Alright I am back after a year’s break from here.
I decided to pull down all the old content, since after reviewing it all earlier today, I was unimpressed by my own content.
Question for you all to think about..
If Marijuana was already Legal in Canada, do you think that Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto would have been indulging in Crack-cocaine as purported by recent revelations?
This admission alone is worth legalizing pot. Canada is not handling the drug war very effectively. We need a progressive approach that treats addiction and drug use as a health issue and not one of “legality”. Drug dependence is a touchy subject. I feel Canada should be taking a leading stance on this issue to set the record straight and lead by example. Alas it is too late as Uruguay has already legalized it.
It is interesting to note that, about a decade ago, we had in place, policy for decriminalization on Pot in Canada under the tenure of Prime Minister Jean Chretien. Since then Canada has take 2 steps back approach bringing us back into the dark ages. Meanwhile the neighbors south of us at the state level are fighting for medicinal rights to consume. Marijuana needs not be legalized for medical purposes only, it needs to be legalized outright. The initial law to make it illegal is out of date, no longer relevant and plain ridiculous.
I can only hope for a better future in the years to come. It will be interesting to see who is in the hot-seat come 2015 election year, if Mr. Just Trudeau gets in and actually delivers or not.