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originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
Back in the early 2000's it seemed like Canada was on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to legalize cannabis (other than Afghanistan). But then the American government had a huge tantrum about it and the DEA demanded Mark Emery be extradited to the states to face charges of being a master mind drug lord... lol.
The whole Canadian legalization movement seemed to lose all its momentum after that.
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
Not so fast kids.
Don't be too glad about Mr.Trudeau's plans yet. I work in this industry and there is something they fail to mention.
If it continues the way it has, Trudeau along with the former PM Stephen Harper will have set up most of their friends and business partners to OWN this industry before it ever even starts. This means that people like me or others, who have worked in this industry for years on the medical side of things will not get the chance to create and run our own businesses for the public.
I will only support this legislation if it includes the following:
1.Complete decriminalization for both possession and consumption.
2. A wine model of sale where I can personally ( with the right licensing) grow and sell product to those I see fit.
If they make it so that only regional, large scale growers can make a profit, then it's no better than the tobacco industry and doesn't help Canadians or the economy.
originally posted by: Wildbob77
The only way to get the criminals out of the drug business is to legalize drugs.
I do not advocate drug use.
However, I do believe in freedom. Currently here in the US you can get any drug you want on any high school campus so the war on drugs has done nothing except keep the price of illegal drugs up.
Let's get rid of the drug cartels and legalize drugs everywhere. Drugs are worthless.