Blow, Blow, Blow Your Smoke

Prime Minister Chrétien told an audience at a fundraising dinner yesterday that his federal Liberal government will soon be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana. Under the new legislation, possession of a small amount would be treated as an offense equivalent to a parking ticket.

I don’t smoke the stuff myself. Of course, if I did, it would probably be unwise to admit to it so publicly in a blog, but that’s not a worry of mine. However, I do have friends who smoke the stuff, and for some of them it serves a medicinal purpose. So I’m glad to finally see this step forward.

And of course, U.S. authorities, still bent on their “War on Drugs,” absolutely hate this proposed legislation. Another test of Canada’s willingness to exercise its sovereignty?

{3} Thoughts on “Blow, Blow, Blow Your Smoke

  1. Sounds like one more reason for me to move up to Canada. I don’t smoke the stuff for the sole reason that it’s illegal. But, I campaign every year to decriminalize it down here. 🙂

  2. When the Moon is in the Seventh House
    And Jupiter aligns with Mars
    Then peace will guide the planets
    And love will steer the stars

    This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
    The Age of Aquarius


  3. Listening to some spokesperson on the front lines of the U.S. “War on Drugs” this evening on CBC Radio’s “As It Happens,” I get the impression he believes Canada’s on the verge of a slippery slope as he worries for the welfare of our cities. He even managed to work into his argument that it could facilitate terrorist groups. And he believes the “War on Drugs” has been successful. Jeez… don’t get me goin’ on that!

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