Canada one step closer to marijuana legalization


B00Mer
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Canada one step closer to marijuana legalization



The federal government has announced the first step toward an eventual legalization of marijuana in Canada, with a law expected to be tabled in the spring of 2017.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the creation of a task force on Thursday morning in Ottawa, calling it “the first step in a process.”

“Our intent is to come up with legislation that will regulate non-medical access to marijuana, keeping it out of the hands of children and the hands of criminals,” she said.


The justice minister was careful to note that until the new law is in place, the drug is still illegal in Canada. The legal exceptions for medical use will also remain in place, she added.

Over the next four months, the task force will consult provincial, territorial, indigenous and territorial governments, as well as youth and experts in relevant fields like healthcare, criminal justice, economics, industry and law enforcement.

The group will also be speaking to companies with expertise in the sale, production and distribution of marijuana, officials said Thursday.

The task force will be chaired by former Liberal cabinet minister and deputy prime minister Anne McLellan.

McLellan told reporters she was “pleased” to be chosen.

“Given my past experience, I do have an appreciation for the complexity of the task,” she said. “I know that this is a topic that is of interest to many Canadian for different reasons.”


Canadians can contribute to the conversation via an online consultation tool, which will launch Thursday.

“The task force members and I look forward to the challenge ahead of us,” McLellan said, adding that her group is most concerned about how best to legalize marijuana, not whether it should be done in the first place.

NDP still pushing for decriminalization

The NDP’s Guy Caron said his party was “extremely disappointed” by what it heard Thursday morning.

He said the NDP doesn’t necessarily think legalization should be rushed, but that the government should at least decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the interim.

Canada one step closer to marijuana legalization | Globalnews.ca
 
Remington1
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To each his own. Personally, I'm old enough to not have weed take over my life ambition, but I know to many young people that are royally f&^%ked. Do I want to see more of these f&^%ked up heads, NO. JT is wrong on this one, our country does not deserve this.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Dude.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Dude.

...and Dudettes. Remember it's 2016.
 
Danbones
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to dude or
not to dude

*sigh*
The Justice minister has marijuana in his portfolio
and so, is unlikely to get much done today
 
darkbeaver
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I'am a criminal of the cannabis type, a botanical terrorists, I go with it or I go not. One of the gifts of God. On your knees please and let us not forget cabbage and apples and blueberries, I'm a vegetable at heart, I'd like to sit there and root for ever, but the goddamned liqour stores were dclosed on Canada Day1 They don't care about you, like I do.

The unlegal actually is better tasting cuz you needs no mans leave to partake, it's 100% your choice, you and God and matches.

Thier legalization is a joke, and a sck one, fuk off we don;t need your approval for a choice we've long ago made, facilitate the transition we,ve already made or be replaced, you have the peoples mandate get on with it or heads will roll.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

Thier legalization is a joke, and a sck one, fuk off we don;t need your approval for a choice we've long ago made, facilitate the transition we,ve already made or be replaced, you have the peoples mandate get on with it or heads will roll.

No matter once the legislation is passed no one will ever again be prosecuted for simple possession and that's what counts.
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

No matter once the legislation is passed no one will ever again be prosecuted for simple possession and that's what counts.

I enjoyed being prosecuted, it was a learning experianced, almost killed me, but now that I've advaned a bit I wouldn't want to experiance the choppers and pot swat team aginst even the fukkin military was there, for less than five hundred plants, the prosecuter mentiones ninehundred tghousand street value, worked out to about fifty bucvks an once at my estimation, it wasn't that good, anyhow the compounds in that plant are real magic to many of millions of plants qand the plant is known to be one of the original Gifts O f God. It's the hundred in one plant. It's illeagle because it is good for us. I hope your very good thisd evening Bill. I must gvisit your country some day.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Remington1 View Post

To each his own. Personally, I'm old enough to not have weed take over my life ambition, but I know to many young people that are royally f&^%ked. Do I want to see more of these f&^%ked up heads, NO. JT is wrong on this one, our country does not deserve this.

Can't agree with you there. People who are addictive personalities will find a way no matter if it's legal or not. Pot should be legal and sold just like alcohol. I am no fan of Justin Trudeau, but I agree with him on this subject.
 
Danbones
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pot doesn't kill
people kill
 
relic
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I notice some of you are blaming Mary Jane for the stupidity of some of today's youth. Myself,I think a lot of today's youth are stupid,because they are today's youth,marijuana use is irrelevant .
 
gopher
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~ Shemp Howard ~
 
Machjo
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I hope the rules will be strict. Marijuana shops should not be visible to the public's eyes and should not advertise their existence, not even through an open sign or an open-hours sign in the window, except online.

Any online advertisement should include the business', email as its only contact information. You want the street address, then send an email. The business could set its email to auto reply with all the pertinent information.

Marijuana shops should be required to allow anyone to smoke on premises in a well-ventilated enclosure.

No one should be allowed to let the public see any marijuana in their possession except on private personal property.

Internet service providers should make access to sites that advertise marijuana shops opt-in only and until an adult ith proof of age opts in, it should redirect to a site with educational advertising pertaining to addiction.

We should have the same law for tobacco by the way.
 
Ludlow
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get off the dope ye pack of stoners.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

pot doesn't kill
people kill


Especially the ones stupid enough to get on dope!
 
PoliticalNick
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

I hope the rules will be strict. Marijuana shops should not be visible to the public's eyes and should not advertise their existence, not even through an open sign or an open-hours sign in the window, except online.

Any online advertisement should include the business', email as its only contact information. You want the street address, then send an email. The business could set its email to auto reply with all the pertinent information.

Marijuana shops should be required to allow anyone to smoke on premises in a well-ventilated enclosure.

No one should be allowed to let the public see any marijuana in their possession except on private personal property.

Internet service providers should make access to sites that advertise marijuana shops opt-in only and until an adult ith proof of age opts in, it should redirect to a site with educational advertising pertaining to addiction.

We should have the same law for tobacco by the way.

You're an idiot! Why legalize at all. In fact let's ban tobacco and close all the bars and liquor stores too while we're at it. I would hate to see your tender sensibilities harmed by seeing anyone making a decision about these these things without some damn liberal like you to protect us all from having anything resembling fun.

Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Especially the ones stupid enough to get on dope!

Oh yeah....I forgot how many stoners are out there committing murder every day...
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick View Post



Oh yeah....I forgot how many stoners are out there committing murder every day...


Even one is too many, don't you think?
 
PoliticalNick
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Even one is too many, don't you think?

Oh please! You find me 1 murder in the last 25 years attributed to smoking pot. You can't because it doesn't happen. I mean someone may murder a cheeseburger or a bag of Doritos but nobody has murdered a person because of smoking a joint.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick View Post

Oh please! You find me 1 murder in the last 25 years attributed to smoking pot. You can't because it doesn't happen. I mean someone may murder a cheeseburger or a bag of Doritos but nobody has murdered a person because of smoking a joint.


"Because" is a bit of a red herring. I'd bet there's been dozens "after" smoking a joint!
 
Danbones
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Thc is very effective at curtailing PTSD and neurological pain.
curtailing PTSD STOPS MURDERS attributed to that condition.
To not recognize this and utilize it because some folks don't have a clue is well, quite rankly stupid.
SSRI drugs on the other hand CAUSE MURDERS

Not utilizing THC, because of blind adherence to idiotic dogma is very problematic for suffering ex soldiers and spectrum disorder children also, among other people.
People who would prevent it's use and/or frown on it for reasons best attributed to someone else's corporate propaganda, suffer from something far more detrimental to society as a whole:
DELUSION

A very large section of the population suffers from medical conditions that benefit subtly from the use of THC (and related compounds), and use it under the guise of "RECREATIONAL USE" because the delusional idiots who oppose it for nonsensical, inaccurate reasons, don't have better solutions. IF they didn't feel need to use it to have fun, they wouldn't use it recreationaly at all.

THC being restricted is also the excuse for not utilizing hemp, which is real freaking stupid
...super stupid, and the real reason it's illegal in the first place.
It is good however, for elitist corporations that don't want you to have the FREEDOM to choose for yourself though...COMPETITION IS A SIN

You uselessful idiots are standing in the way of relief for people much more deserving of a say in this matter then you, just to further corporate profits from things immeasurably far more detrimental, so kindly shut the fikk up please, you are are torturing children and troops, among other things, both of which many of you OH!noeknows pretend to champion, while you CHEER shooting them out of cannons

congratulations on the recognition of your natural lobotomies
ya bastids

Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Especially the ones stupid enough to get on dope!

BACK THAT UP WITH SOME INTELLIGENT DISCOURSE PLEASE
or risk looking like total dum dum
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I'd bet there's been dozens "after" smoking a joint!

I'll take you up that bet
when you don't or can't win a bet
that's the definition of LOSER
so link us up some eh?

here I'll even help you get started
Marijuana and Mass Murder
Roger Morgan blames weed for everything that's wrong with society today.
https://www.merryjane.com/news/marij...nd-mass-murder
Last edited by Danbones; Aug 30th, 2016 at 04:05 AM..
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

"Because" is a bit of a red herring. I'd bet there's been dozens "after" smoking a joint!

You would loose. Except possibly if someone was dumb enough to try and guard the fridge after a joint or three.

IF there are any murders related to pot it is strictly because it has been deemed illegal. Anything that people want that is illegal brings in the criminal element.Like the government. Definitely a criminal organization complete with an enforcement arm.
 
MHz
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How does this effect the testing costs on a hemp farm? Runty plants would tend to be the stuff that gets you high and the tall spindly ones are the heritage seeds to be collected for the greenhouse to multiply for next years planting. The runty plant seeds could be 'donated to the Gov' for their development of medical pot.

Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

You would loose. Except possibly if someone was dumb enough to try and guard the fridge after a joint or three.

IF there are any murders related to pot it is strictly because it has been deemed illegal. Anything that people want that is illegal brings in the criminal element.Like the government. Definitely a criminal organization complete with an enforcement arm.

To cut the costs you could eat first and then toke up. The ritual of having to share a joint is also wasteful and somebody will always be one toke over the line and somebody will be shy of the same line. Smoking alone tends to decrease the amount taken in at any one time and the frequency will end up being the one that keeps you at the proper level.
 
Dixie Cup
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I am so amazed at why people are so against legalizing this stuff. It has so many healing properties. In another thread, the discussion was about fentanyl and how it's killing people. I doubt if there have been a lot of deaths by "Pot". I would prefer people have access to pot than some of the other stuff, for sure!


My only concern would be the driving although I suspect they'd simply get fined for driving too slow LOL!!


There were a couple of shows on TV about Colorado and their legalization of pot and amazingly enough, there have been no issues at all there. And, there are no restrictions in its use. Cannabis oil is used for children with severe seizures and the people that were interviewed in the shows I watched said that if they went back home (I believe it was Kentucky or Tennessee) they'd be arrested but their son had several hundred seizures a day and the oil reduced them to almost nothing. How can anyone deny a child a better life by saying he can't have cannabis oil? It's stupid; it's selfish, its morally repugnant. People are moving to Colorado in droves because of their openness and new businesses are opening up taking advantage of the situation.


Interestingly enough, because federally it's still against the law, and the sale of MJ is forced to be a "cash" business so the stores can't use banks. An opportunity arose for a retired military guy to open up a business using other retired military people to assist businesses with storing the cash earned on a daily basis. He's using the military men's expertise in ensuring the safety of transporting cash to where it needs to go.


It's quite interesting, really.


Dix
 
Machjo
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If tobacco weren't legal today, we wouldn't even dream of legalizing it. Marijuana contains twice as much tar as tobacco.

Okay, THC has medicinal value. For that, see a physician and take it as prescribed.

As for recreational marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, and gambling products, fine, legalized them all, but keep them completely out of the public's eye to the extent that most people would need to look for it to find it. For the rest of us, out of sight, out of mind.
 
Danbones
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yeah, two /three doobies a day SHARED away from people
compared to 25 cigarettes you smoke your self...around the kids
There are lies, damned lies and statistics. - Mark Twain at BrainyQuote
and physicians are the least educated people when it actually comes to hemp/marijuana, because of all the PC bullpuckey
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

I am so amazed at why people are so against legalizing this stuff. It has so many healing properties. In another thread, the discussion was about fentanyl and how it's killing people.
Dix


By all means Dixie, legalize it medicinally! For incessant recreational use (from what the experts say) it's detrimental and can cause lung cancer among other things.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

By all means Dixie, legalize it medicinally! For incessant recreational use (from what the experts say) it's detrimental and can cause lung cancer among other things.

And if we must legalized it recreationally, then severely restrict advertising. Even tobacco, alcohol and lottery tickets are too much in our face.

Make them legal, sure, but keep them out of sight.
 
petros
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Hidden makes it more alluring.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick View Post

You're an idiot! Why legalize at all. In fact let's ban tobacco and close all the bars and liquor stores too while we're at it. I would hate to see your tender sensibilities harmed by seeing anyone making a decision about these these things without some damn liberal like you to protect us all from having anything resembling fun.



Oh yeah....I forgot how many stoners are out there committing murder every day...

And my taxes pay for your drug use. Liver sclerosis, lung cancer, etc.
 
petros
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Where do liquor and tobacco taxes go? Parks and Recreation?
 

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