posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 08:42 AM
Good day ATS,
This morning I heard on the radio that our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the full legalization of marijuana will take place on July
1st 2018 -Canada's 151st birthday.
This means that it will be regulated with set pricing, however each province can choose if they want to increase the cost. And just like alcohol and
tobacco there will be a minimum age requirement for purchase, which will be 18 years old.
The province will also have the right to determine how the sales will take place - I'm picturing something along the lines of the LCBO for sales.
And for the green thumb in the family, Each household will be allowed to grow 4 plants.
Now I'm not sure how I feel about this. I do not smoke the stuff to begin with, but I have done a lot of research on it. As a medication, it
apparently can work wonders. My wife's cousin, has a child who experiences seizures every 5 minutes or so. This has caused significant mental set
backs for the child. He was put on the waiting list to be a test patient of marijuana pills.
These pills have turned this 6 year old little boy, from someone who needed to be watched over from the second he awoke in the morning, till he was
put to bed, into a child now living an almost normal childhood.
He can play outside in the back yard on his own now, does not need to be under the watchful eye of his very stressed out mother 24/7. He's even
started attending a special needs school.
It would seem like a miracle to anyone who would have seen his condition previously verses his independence now.
So for instances like this, I see MJ being a very beneficial medicinal drug.
But what about for recreational use? Are we going to see a sudden influx in harder drugs being sold on the streets?
Mary Jane is one of the most popular street drugs for dealers.
What are they going to do once it becomes fully legalized, and available is stores?
I have a feeling they will begin pushing hard drugs to make up for the loss of MJ.
Because God forbid they get an actual job and become a member of society.
That would be unheard of!
Another thing I was thinking about is, the laws in place for your blood/ alcohol to be at a certain level to determine intoxication. How will they do
this for Marijuana?
Sure there are levels that can be used as guide lines in a urinalysis. But even those do not determine if the user is actually impaired. Some people
have high tolerance to the drug from years of use. One joint to them is not going to provide the same effect, one joint will have on a new
There are a lot of different avenues that the government can take in making marijuana legal, and I think it will be a trial and error for the first
year or two.
Do I agree with it?
Honestly for medicinal use, I do back it 100%.
For recreational use, to be sold in stores....right now, no I do not.
There are too many questions that don't have answers as of yet.
I just really hope they go about this in a safe and correct way, for the user and the people around them.
What are your thoughts ATS?