Hallelujah! Canadians agree it's time to legalize marijuana www.vancouversun.com
Four decades ago, the LeDain Commission similarly called for an end to the criminal prohibition of cannabis. Who's leading the way? Those aged 55 to 64. Why? Yes, there are a lot of old hippies. But of all the age cohorts, the middle-aged and elderly, the late-boomers are learning faster than most that marijuana may be the Aspirin of the 21st century.
A new poll suggests Canada may have reached the tipping point and a 66-per-cent majority favours legalizing marijuana.
Legalizing soft drugs would allow that industry to get out of the black market, just as the abolishment of prohibition did in the United States in 1933.
Legalizing pot would also eliminate a great deal of the crime and corruption linked to that sector of our economy. In an illicit market, by definition, you cannot have any laws to regulate the exchange of goods. Violence and bribery are the usual ways of resolving conflict.
I am quite sure that Bob Marley’s spirit could inspire the Grits for their next election campaign slogan: No victim, no crime... Getting high on the Grits’ pot plank
www.torontosun.com The Liberal Party convention last weekend revived the old debate on whether or not we should legalize marijuana.
and of course who really profits from all this bad attitude .. http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/2012/01/18/19262636.html
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