Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s moral crusade against marijuana escalates the war on drugs wastes public resources on law enforcement and the justice system.
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Following up on Rona Ambrose’s stout denial that the government’s planned anti-marijuana campaign has anything to do with trying to undermine Justin Trudeau, along with Canadian doctors refusing to be part of a campaign that has become, as they describe it, political messaging, here are the perspectives of two National Post readers:
Re: Health . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Pros and Cons
S.E Cupp does not agree with the New York Times recommendation that the federal ban on marijuana be ended:
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This week The Union of BC Municipalities heard from advocates and opponents of decriminalizing BC’s favourite weed.
BC’s local government officials called for an end to the phony laws prohibiting its’ use. Good on them. Finally an identifiable group show the leadership needed for so long.
For far too long . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC’s Grass Roots Politicians Want To Decriminalize Pot!
Police officers gathered with judges and prosecutors in Denver today, coming out to support Colorado’s marijuana legalization initiative.
Tony Ryan, a 36-year veteran Denver police lieutenant and LEAP, told reporters that the marijuana-related calls his department received were rarely threatening, and more likely the result of an axe to ground than serious concern. Marijuana . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Cops For Pot