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Paving Way for 'Transformative Social Policy', Canada Approves Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Paving Way for 'Transformative Social Policy', Canada Approves Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Julia Conley, staff writer

Confronting the failed "War on Drugs" head on and offering leadership and a new model for other nations to follow, Canada on Tuesday became the second country in the world—following Uruguay—to

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Well done, Canada.

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YAY!!! and YAY!!!

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Hopefully they do a better job of it than MA.

It’s really quite refreshing to see another government nearby that has come to it’s senses.

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Drug use is about what a person puts in his or her own body, which is no one else’s business. Guns are about what people put in other peoples’ bodies (i.e., bullets), which is everyone else’s business.

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Does this mean marijuana is illegal in every country on Earth except two? Or did some countries not make it illegal in the first place?

“Edible marijuana products have not yet been legalized.”

Huh? Why?

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What about all the people currently languishing in prison for absurd marijuana charges? Will they be released?

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In other news…Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has joined the board of High Times…we are growing up slowly.

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This is a great start for Canada, I did say start. No edibles, and only 4 plants for citizens needs to be worked on. But still great news for our close friends to the north. Hopefully the US will wake up, but I’m not holding my breath.

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Good story, Fox seems pretty sharp, “Not appealing to Trump, because he never understands anything”. I do have reservations with him joining with High Times, they are not a reputable company. There are many organizations out there that would be a better fit for Mr. Fox.

I have watch his video’s and he is miles above others. Rick Steves is on the board as well so it may improve their standing.

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The edible products haven’t yet been legalized because they don’t yet know how to regulate them. They are giving themselves a year to get some regs together and then legalize edibles. So they are planning on legalizing them, just not yet.

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Out West most people do not grow; however, prefer to go to the pot shops nearby. So much easier.

So, what exactly is your point, because your incoherence is astounding. Do you want pot and other drugs legalized or not? Do you want everyone to have an automatic weapon or not? Do you really see gun control and drug legalization as equivalent, as you original post indicates? Or are you simply trying to be cantankerous, because that’s all that came across.

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Thanks. I’m still mystified as to why it would be complicated. I live in Oregon and I don’t remember edibles being a special problem. We still have rules about how much you can possess at one time, and how old you have to be, and where you can located a pot shop, etc. The biggest problem for legal marijuana in U.S. states is the federal laws that prevent businesses from using banks. I wonder if they could access Canadian banks now.

Yes, I knew about Steves, he downplays it, understandable given his line of work, but he’s been onboard for quite a while now. I do worry about Fox with High Times, they have a very unsavory track record.
Hope you’re doing OK, I won’t say well, probably not possible.

I understand where you’re coming from, but being an old school gardener, I feel everyone should have the option. Not to mention Canada has quite a few talented breeders, many moved their from the west coast of US during the Vietnam war, took their genetics with them, never returned, and have been working on those genetics ever since. IMHO better than Amsterdam.

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Thanks, I’m, well, sorta alright. I think that in the beginning HT was a rag much like Rolling Stone was when they first started. Now that “the green” is being validated they are trying to rise to the occasion. Fox may lend a hand in upping their game. I really do like the way he calls a spade a spade. He is very smart.

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