Here is a classic case of people making demands on a politician who can't do much,
and should not be involved with most of this. Now the pot law is nonsense and we
all know that. I have never been acquainted with the plant and have nothing to do with
them but they are not as harmful as a bottle of rum yet you go to jail for it. All this
stuff about the drug is flawed science to downright falsehoods. Now talk to me about
hard drugs that is another matter entirely. As for pot being a gateway drug is nothing
more than people wanting to keep it illegal for vested interests.
1 Lawyers judges and the legal support system wants this illegal because the money is good.
2 Police and various police agencies want it illegal because the can go after users and no one
questions why the big boys and importers get away with the crimes they do.
3 Organized criminals want the drug illegal because it keeps the price up and the money rolls in.
4 Churches want is illegal because it is the lightening rod focus of another evil product and its
lumped in with the real hard drugs as a, you got it a Gateway Drug. Why do so many
make the claim when they are before the courts? If they say that they have joined the mainstream
of society and that makes it easier to be forgiven by the prosecution. Its not because
its true it means a lighter sentence.
Don't believe the last point? Ask yourself why do so many end up before the courts two, three or
more times. Simply because they know the words have lighter sentence written all over it.
Mr Harper knows this is the case also he also knows there are a number of religious voters and
senior citizens who want these laws and sentences whether they are needed or not and he like
all politicians are addicted to majority votes.
Now look at the other issues here, how does a Prime Minister involve themselves in specific cases
such as this? I am not a Tory, and never have been, but to be fair to Mr. Harper, if he decided to
wade into this he would have thousands of files on his desk that would be impossible to solve and
change the system. These matters are for the police, the justices, and for the communities to solve.
The best place to begin of course with teens etc is in the family home and unfortunately all too
often the appropriated discussions never take place. The sad truth is it is often too late to ever
have that discussion because the child is dead. Don't blame the Prime Minister for these problems
except the silly crime bill, blame the society we live in and the neglect of adults.