No to cannabis! Yes to alcohol!

By | Drug Policy, Political

Alcohol vs Cannabis

No Health Canada spokesperson was made available for official comments.

Health Canada has continually changed the old MMAR and now the MMPR standards and requirements that appears to be a strong effort to block access to medical cannabis therapies including research. Actions to make it very difficult for not only the vulnerable sick and dying Canadians to comply but also for the new licensed medical cannabis producer applicants. Health Canada has claimed there is no limit on the number of producers in Canada but to date less then 20 have been allowed to start limited production in 2014. Health Canada has delayed approving any more of the hundreds of others that have submitted licensed producer applications with the same tactics they have been using against vulnerable Canadians for over 15 years.

Over 35,000 vulnerable sick and dying Canadians have complained the over decade old process has always been seriously lacking proper information not only for themselves but for health care professionals, authorities and other levels of governments as well. Many court cases have been launched since 1997 and many of those won to force the Canadian government to allow medical cannabis use.
In 2006 the Harper lead conservative government ended all funding for medical cannabis research. Starting Canada on a path towards privately owned for profit prisons in Canada. Introducing failed mandatory minimums prison sentences for growing as little as six cannabis plants to fill prisons with otherwise law abiding Canadians. The 30 year old USA failed mandatory minimums prison sentencing and the vast amount of science was completely ignored by Harper including the fact the USA is ending the decades old failed mandatory minimums prison sentencing.
So it comes as no surprise that Health Canada is not allowing any type of advertising or strain information. The few companies currently allowed to produce some medical grade dried cannabis flowers can’t even tell customers which strain provides benefits for which illness. The facts are illegal medical cannabis clubs in Canada and other countries have compiled vast amounts of medical strain science even under the threat of prohibition and mandatory minimums prison sentencing. Sadly the Stephen Harper conservative government is not only continuing to allow alcohol advertising Harper himself has publicly promoting alcohol and even prefers his children consume alcohol. Fact is in 2014 a young person was taken to the hospital due to excessive abuse of alcohol from the Harper residence. Keep in mind not only is cannabis a safer recreational drug then alcohol cannabis does not kill people. Fact is alcohol kills people every day of every year!

Liberal Party of Canada – Legalize!

By | Drug Policy, Political

By now you should of heard the Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau speak out publicly in favour of ending decades of criminal prohibition of cannabis.

Join the Liberal Party’s call for an end to marijuana prohibition.

The status quo isn’t working. It’s time to regulate and legalize marijuana. Sign the petition if you agree.

Marijuana prohibition is costly and unsafe. That’s why the Liberal Party supports legalizing and regulating marijuana.

Stephen Harper keeps fighting a failed war on drugs that has resulted in more than 475,000 Canadians being arrested on marijuana-related charges.

And while gangsters and thugs get rich dealing marijuana, prohibition has cost Canadian taxpayers more than $500 million (est.) since 2006.

Liberals believe in a smart on crime approach, targeting real criminals instead of ordinary Canadians.

Scientific evidence and history have proven beyond any doubt prohibition is far more harmful to our own communities then a responsible adult growing and consuming a cannabis plant has ever been or ever could be. There are many quality drug policy studies over the last eleven decades now that have concluded cannabis prohibition is costly, unsafe. Prohibition has never has come close to prohibition supporters claimed desired results of a drug free society at any cost including millions of people being killed to date.

Although there have been drug policy studies around the world including in Canada released since the holy grail for cannabis drug policy in Canada was release on September 4, 2002.
Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs, entitled: “Cannabis: Our Position for a Canadian Public Policy”

Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party are now being responsible rational adults. We all to need to do the same even if we don’t like that type of drug policy change. Science, evidence and even history have proven change will be all so much better for all out communities for a large host of reasons.

Best case for 2015 would be to copy the beer and wine regulations. Produce your own and share with friends and family. Also allows for micro grows to large corporations. Micro breweries and wineries have been able to secure a profitable piece of the market. No reason cannabis can’t do the same if not better. Also the vast amount of research that this encourage would be incredible to say the least.

As for the very destructive drug alcohol, prohibition only provided violent crime organization to become very powerful and unstoppable. Our governments should be ending alcohol advertising with the strong messaging, consume our products and you will be popular with the pretty people crowd and of course enjoy yourself all so much more