Let me preface this by saying I do not smoke pot.
But the more I look at this issue, the less convinced I am that people need to go to jail for possessing it and consuming it.
Now, adding to the list of reasons to make smoking pot legal, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto said and I quote “cannabis should be sold through a government-controlled monopoly and with limited availability and an age limit, possibly through outlets similar to provincially operated liquor stores.” Below is a video that explains their reasoning for their position.
Here’s another video from explaining how the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health believes legalization of cannabis is the right thing to do.
When health officials and former heads of state from around the world and other liberal thinking countries and government think-tanks are all saying legalize marijuana, why isn’t the actual government listening? Simple.
It’s because of YOU! The uninformed voter.
Rather than try to convince you that marijuana isn’t habit forming and has actually been used to treat chronic and suffering as well as save lives, it tells you that your right in opposing it and hopes you’ll vote for them because they agree with you.
The Liberal Party of Canada has made it part of their platform to legalize pot if they come into power and I suspect that other left leaning parties like the NDP would not be opposed to examining the issue in detail. It may even become an election issue.
And, more than an political hot potato, it’s a deeply personal one for many because for their entire lives they have been educated on the dangers of this terrible drug that can ruin your life. But i would argue that in the right situation, it might improve your life. Check out this documentary with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. It might just help start to change the way you look at this plant.
Like I said, I don’t smoke pot. However, I don’t think for me there is a moral dilemma if faced with the option of using it to increase my quality of life.
What do you think? Do you see a future Canada that has legal marijuana? I do.