Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Trudeau has reminded everyone that marijuana laws haven't changed yet -- yeah, we noticed. And he also set up a ridiculous parsing between "legalization" and "decriminalization" which will give the Liberal government enough wiggle room to avoid ever changing these laws:
News 1130's Reaon Ford subsequently asked what Trudeau would say to a teenager stuck for life with a marijuana charge on their record, and whether marijuana could be decriminalized on an interim basis, until a regulatory framework allows for full legalization.In other words, its business as usual until Bill Blair can figure out some absolutely perfect way to "protect minors". Good luck with that.
“I think decriminalization is a bad idea because it doesn’t do anything to make it more difficult for young people to access it and it doesn’t do anything in terms of keeping the black market and the criminal organizations from profiting from it,” Trudeau replied. “That’s why I believe in control and regulation that actually will do the protection of public safety and of minors that we need. And in the meantime, it’s still illegal.”
And in the meantime, police can just continue to make its easy arrests of those kids, and organized crime can just continue to make its easy profits.
This isn't what Canadians voted for, Justin.
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Got to get it right to protect the children
Like they’re protected now.
Smoke a joint while an MP
the word HYPOCRITE comes to mind
By 6:03 pm, at
We can see how the present laws protect minors from getting alcohol. It really works, just like the laws stopping people from smoking pot.
By 9:48 pm, at