Liberals’ pot plan doesn’t go far enough
although bill c-45 has positive implications, it does not go as far as fully decriminalizing marijuana. the laws currently in place impose unnecessarily harsh penalties on a relatively low-risk activity.
those who have been previously convicted on a marijuana-related charge, no matter the severity, will still have a criminal record after the passing of the bill. this jeopardizes the future and livelihood of many canadians.
even with the new legislation, it will be a crime for an adult to have a marijuana plant that is taller than 101 centimetres.
it will be a crime for an adult to have more than 30 grams of marijuana in public. it will be a crime for a youth to perform an act that is otherwise legal for an adult.
bill c-45 legalizes the recreational use of marijuana, so why does it still carry the negative repercussions of an illegal substance?
Nardin Maayteh Ottawa