Reefer madness will be bad for society

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15.05.2016

What a week for Canada and pot!

Follow this train of news events and then ask yourself whether we are speeding towards a wreck.

Expert observers maintain we need new social mores to deal with pot culture so potheads will learn that they should not smoke and drive.

Hello? What else could anyone expect from legalization? An upturn in church attendance?

Legalized pot is advertised and sold by large corporations; consumption explodes; profits flow; criminal elements insinuate themselves.

Greedy governments, expecting a pot tax to bail them out of their own profligate spending, find themselves saddled with increased health costs, not to mention increased accidents of all sorts.

On Monday, the CivicAction Committee of Toronto released a study estimating that one in two employees in Toronto, including professionals and high earners, are afflicted by mental health issues at some point in their lifetimes, including depression and substance abuse.

It estimated $17 billion in lost productivity over the next decade. Do you believe this estimate of economic and human desperation will be reduced by the legalization of pot?

If you do go light up.

That brought us to Wednesday or the counterculture holiday known as National Weed Day.

Pot users smoked up at Yonge and Dundas in Toronto, with police looking on, controlling crowds.

That day, Parliament Hill, that pantheon of lawmakers and sober second thought, was literally wreathed in a low lying cloud of marijuana smoke. make any arrests? No convictions would ensue.

And then our health minister announced in New York that the Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize pot in the spring of 2017.

But legalization? What is the matter with the status quo, with a bit of tweaking to make it more sensible?

Legalizing marijuana will shake the foundations of Canadian society, and not in a good way.

The purpose of government is to improve the lives of citizens; does this Liberal initiative seem to you to do that,
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LeDrew is a Toronto lawyer and broadcaster

What a week for Canada and pot,
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Follow this train of news events and then ask yourself whether we are speeding towards a wreck.

Expert observers maintain we need new social mores to deal with pot culture so potheads will learn that they should not smoke and drive.

Hello? What else could anyone expect from legalization,
Cheap Evening Dresses? An upturn in church attendance,
Cheap Formal Dresses?

Legalized pot is advertised and sold by large corporations; consumption explodes; profits flow; criminal elements insinuate themselves.

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