BC: legalized cannabis?

Cliffy
#1
Read deeper into this problem in my latest for Hemp Herbals News: A War on Cannabis is Coming to British Columbia: https://hempherbals.ca/…/a-war-on-cannabis-is-coming-to-br…/
BILL 30 – 2018
#CANNABIS CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT
Public Intoxication with Cannabis
1st Offence: Up to 3 months in prison, $5,000 fine.
2nd Offence: Up to 6 months in prison, $10,000 fine.
Driving While "Intoxicated by THC"
90-day Driving Ban issued without a warrant based on the testimony of a "Trained Drug Recognition Officer"-- an RCMP member.
Possession Over Legal Limit (30 grams)
1st Offence: Up to 3 months in prison, $5,000 fine
2nd Offence: Up to 6 months in prison, $10,000 fine
Compare to Regulations for Alcohol
Public Alcohol intoxication is not an offence of the Criminal Code of Canada, only a violation under the Provincial Liquor Control and Licensing Act which carries no jail time.
A conviction does not result in a criminal record.
*Alcohol is responsible for 1.9% of deaths in Canada [4]
Costs related to alcohol in Canada equalled approximately $14.6 billion in 2002.
New Sweeping Powers For Police
Officers can arrest without a warrant on suspicion of intoxication. Charges can be laid after a "trained drug recognition" (ie, an RCMP officer) decides you are intoxicated. No breath or blood test is necessary.
A nation-wide bait-and-switch
When the Province is adding more Cannabis-related crimes, including jail-time for the most minor non-violent offences, can we even call this "legalization"?
Sources:
[1] BILL 30 – 2018
CANNABIS CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT
[2] OFFENCE ACT
[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 338
[3] LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT
[SBC 2015] CHAPTER 19
[4] The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2015: Alcohol Consumption in Canada
 
petros
+1
#2
The Real Bill 30

https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-...eading/gov30-1
Last edited by petros; May 19th, 2018 at 01:57 PM..
 
Hoid
+1
#3
Everything about the legalization is being done wrong.

They are legalizing in order to monetize it.

They should be legalizing it in order to eliminate it as source of income.

Just make it legal to grow and that it the end of selling it for anything but a pittance.
 
Danbones
#4
Yeah the plants in your front yard are expected to still be there at harvest eh?
 
petros
+3
#5  Top Rated Post
What Cliffy posted is 100% pure unadulterated bullshit.

As usual.
 
OpposingDigit
#6
There were too many middle class kids getting busted and there is no need to use drugs as a pretense to surveil or to stop and search young people anymore because the anti-terror legislation meets all the requirements and then some.
 

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