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Russia Says Cannabis Legalization in Canada Violates International Law

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posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 06:25 AM
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Uh yea.... Russia. Not too happy with the choice made by the Canadian people:


Last week, Canada became the second country in the world to fully legalize adult sales and use of recreational cannabis. While this new law marks a historic turning point in the progressive acceptance of marijuana after decades of prohibition, it has also placed the country in violation of several international drug treaties. This week, the Russian Foreign Ministry released a statement criticizing Canada’s decision to legalize weed, calling it a “gross and deliberate violation by the country of its international legal obligations,” UAWire reports.

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The irony burns in this one. Russia should be among the last to talk about 'violating international legal obligations' ya know? I'll admit I'm not too well versed on the international laws out there. Russia may very well have a point given the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drug. But with that said we've changed overtimes and research along with education has changed the way society views MJ. Not to mention it's none of Russia's business, and they need to mind their damn business. I'm perplexed by why Russia all of a sudden finds this a threat? And considering Trump's plans on strengthening relations with them.... and given Trump has recently expressed willingness to support lifting the Federal ban, I wonder if this will impact those talks?




posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 06:27 AM
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Sweet Jesus Murphy, lay off it Russia you worried your mafiosos are going to lose out on a market?!?


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posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 06:36 AM
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Russia Says Cannabis Legalization in Canada Violates International Law


Yeah???... so is killing journalist, jailing politicians and destabilizing other nations.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 06:41 AM
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The UN has it and the others banned, and anyone in the UN is therefore supposed to be obligated to ave it banned too.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 06:45 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss


The UN has it and the others banned, and anyone in the UN is therefore supposed to be obligated to ave it banned too.


So because the UN says so..? Canada should disregard the choice of it's people on what they choose to smoke? And I don't think any UN officials have come out and called out Canada for their choice. I'm aware the International Narcotics Control Board expressed concern back in March about the path Canada was going but since this move they haven't made any threats or stated otherwise.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 06:48 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
The UN has it and the others banned, and anyone in the UN is therefore supposed to be obligated to ave it banned too.
And what of the countries that had previously made it legal or decriminalized?


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posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 06:52 AM
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Canada doesn't tell Russia how much vodka to drink so I fail to see how Russia can tell Canada anything



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 06:56 AM
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Good point the alcohol use in Russia keeps getting higher and higher, they have a HUGE alcoholism problem. And that causes exponentially more damage than legal marijuana.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 06:59 AM
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Cannabis helps push through social programming, that's why leaders are generally afraid of it.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:00 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Well, that is comical.

I really do not think it matters what Russia says about it. If Russia cared very much for international law, Alexander Litvinenko would still be alive, its businesses would be run without the involvement of the Russian mob, its intelligence agents would not be penetrating the upper levels of western governance by way of sweet deals with people like the British PM, or rumoured financial connections to members of the US government and affiliates thereof.

No, I think Russia has been more than shady enough that their concerns can be ignored without over much fuss.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:05 AM
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it has also placed the country in violation of several international drug treaties.


Wow that is news to me and very worrying.
How much of americas drug war is because of international law I wonder?

Canada legalized it so they obviously don't care what russia thinks.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:07 AM
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Cannabis helps push through social programming


What do you mean by this?



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:10 AM
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The canabis smoke rising up above Canada into Russia will be the next complaint they'll try and amend this to.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:16 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Southern Guardian

Well, that is comical.

I really do not think it matters what Russia says about it. If Russia cared very much for international law, Alexander Litvinenko would still be alive, its businesses would be run without the involvement of the Russian mob, its intelligence agents would not be penetrating the upper levels of western governance by way of sweet deals with people like the British PM, or rumoured financial connections to members of the US government and affiliates thereof.

No, I think Russia has been more than shady enough that their concerns can be ignored without over much fuss.

I just had to slap myself we agree on something!



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:17 AM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: wheresthebody




Cannabis helps push through social programming


What do you mean by this?
I believe he’s referring to opening your mind up to anything you aren’t spoon fed...



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:29 AM
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'Corrupt capitalist lap dog of United States will soon see youth of country residing in parent basement permanently while poutine shortage of epic proportion shake crumbling foundations of decadent western culture to knees.' - V. Pooty Poot



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Are Russia worried about their chocolate supply?



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

lol whatever.


Canada is awesome.

Putin is jealous.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
Canada is awesome.


When the Pootster judo wrestle your wussy PM into submission and then rides off shirtless on a polar bear you'll feel differently.




edit on 28-6-2018 by AugustusMasonicus because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:40 AM
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originally posted by: Southern Guardian
1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drug.

So declassify marijuana. It's neither a narcotic or a drug.





edit on 6-28-2018 by LogicalGraphitti because: Fix those darn brackets on the tags



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