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Legalize Marijuana. Yes, I’m serious.

Written By: Jenn - Feb• 13•14

Let me be clear about this; I support legalizing marijuana in Canada.

I’m getting really tired of the smear campaign against Justin Trudeau. (Reference: Search for Justin Trudeau Attack Ads). The tired Conservative government (read “Steven Harper”) is fixated on trashing a man who, in my opinion, is the future of Canada. They’re trying to brainwash the masses into believing that Trudeau is a “druggie”, because he has smoked pot in the past, and thinks it’s a good idea to legalize it. He’s not a druggie, he’s a smart man. The Cons are trying to make you believe that he’s riding on his father’s coat tails. He’s not – Justin Trudeau is a brilliant man, who has been around politics his entire life, who gets what Canada is all about, and better, cares to keep it that way. That Pierre Trudeau was his father only enhances the fact that he knows what needs to be done.

I’m not going to go into the full political nonsense though. I just want to discuss one thing; Why Canada should legalize marijuana.

I was going to write a post with my thoughts on it, but this post that I just read does a much better job of it.

The thing is, if we legalize marijuana, it doesn’t mean everyone will suddenly become a “druggie”, as the Conservative smear campaign would have you believe. It doesn’t mean it will be more easily accessible to our kids – quite the opposite will be true, since it will be controlled. It’s *already* very accessible via dealers that are around pretty much every school in this country. It’s always been that way, too. I remember being in drama class in Calgary one day in the 80s – probably 1983 – when our teacher left for a minute and a kid popped his head in the door and asked “anyone need any weed? No? Meth? Quaaludes? No?” My eldest daughter has said the same of when she was still in high school, although now it’s even easier to find and get with the advent of cell phones.

If they legalize it, they can control it better. If they tax it, it will benefit the country in ways the author explains very clearly. More importantly, we’ll know where it came from, and that it’s pure, and not laced with something else. It will certainly benefit junk food companies like Frito-Lay and Pringles!

The bottom line is this; if we legalize pot, it doesn’t mean our kids are more or less likely to become pot-heads any more than alcoholics or cigarette addicts. We’ll still talk to our kids the same way about avoiding drugs of any kind.

I don’t smoke it, and likely I never will. My kids don’t, and I don’t know if they’ll try it in the future. I do support legalizing it. It only makes sense.


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  1. The Real Cie says:

    Similar things are happening in the United States, including the smear campaigns. I don’t use marijuana myself, either for medicinal or recreational purposes. However, I am pro legalization, for the same reasons that you mention.
    I am, in fact, for the legalization of all drugs. Criminalizing the use of drugs has done nothing to stop their use. Putting drug users in jail is not the answer.
    I don’t know if Canada has privately operated prisons. The U.S. does, and it’s a deplorable system.

  2. legalize says:

    When I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when
    new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added
    I receive 4 emails with the same comment. There has to be an easy method you are able
    to remove me from that service? Kudos!