On October 17, 2018, Canada will legalize marijuana. Here’s a quote from the Liberal government’s election platform:
“To ensure that we keep marijuana out of the hands of children, and the profits out of the hands of criminals, we will legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana.”
The government already regulates and restricts access to alcohol. Has this stopped underage drinking? Has this stopped people from profiting from the illegal sale of booze?
The government already regulates and restricts access to tobacco. Has this stopped underage smoking? Has this stopped people from profiting from the illegal sale of cigarettes.
Why doesn’t the government give the real reason for legalizing pot?
“We envy criminals who make lots of money from selling marijuana, and we want a piece of the action.”
If the government honestly believes that legalizing marijuana will keep it away from children and stop criminals from profiting, then smoke has clouded the government’s thinking.