More pot laws than ever

The Sudbury Star - - OPINION -

Are you happy with cannabis be­ing so called le­gal­ized?

Well, don’t be. Cannabis pro­hi­bi­tion con­tin­ues in Canada.

What the politi­cians have done is cre­ate a so-called Cana­dian cannabis car­tel. To pro­tect this car­tel, they have sanc­tioned dra­co­nian penal­ties against any ci­ti­zen who does not tow the line and buy the cannabis be­ing of­fered by the car­tel. Heaven for­bid that any­one pos­sesses il­licit cannabis.

By do­ing this, the elected of­fi­cials are giv­ing po­lice the au­thor­ity to vi­o­late our rights. The act to le­gal­ize cannabis was cre­ated un­der the false pre­tense to pro­tect our youth and to elim­i­nate the bur­den on our crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem. Well, this is noth­ing but a farce. In ac­tu­al­ity, this act re­places sec­tions of the Con­trolled Drugs and Sub­stances Act re­lated to cannabis. In the CDSA, there ex­isted eight of­fences or vi­o­la­tions per­tain­ing to cannabis. In the new act, there are 45 of­fences or vi­o­la­tions per­tain­ing to cannabis.

This is a con­tin­u­a­tion of cannabis pro­hi­bi­tion, a new twist on reefer mad­ness from the 1920s and 1930s.

Shame on you, the me­dia, for the on­go­ing pro­pa­ganda. The time has come to move for­ward with this is­sue and not to re­turn to the Dark Ages. Michel D. Ethier Church of the Uni­verse

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