Canada’s new birth date – 2017 the year they legalize Marijuana in Canada
To say that people are confused is an understatement. From Province to Province there are different laws. But what confuses us all, is how it was widely accepted back in the 1800’s but suddenly in 1923 it becomes restricted. So I am doing research and found an interesting read about Colorado: There are two sets of policies in Colorado relating to cannabis use: those for medicinal cannabis and for recreational drug use along with a third set of rules governing hemp. Since they implemented Colorado Amendment 64, Colorado’s legal marijuana market (both medical and recreational) reached total sales of $700 million. And what I found very humorous was that in September 2014, legislation was submitted by an Alabama senator Jeff Sessions to ensure that Electronic Benefit Transfer cards could not be used to purchase marijuana, as the United States Department of Health and Human Services stated that their usage in marijuana shops were not prohibited. Well come on folks, it is supposed to be for food.
Legalize Marijuana in Canada 2017
So back to the subject for Canada, It took till 2001 to establish a legal system and here we are in 2016 and still waiting. Not only that, there are so many grey areas Canadians are very confused about the law right now and who wouldn’t be. First it was legal to get a Section 53 Medical Cannabis exemption, they made it legal that you could grow for your own use, and then they took away the right to grow and that was put in the hands of large companies who are being approved by Health Canada.
In B.C., Marijuana activist Jodie Emery, the wife of B.C.’s “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery, lauded the B.C. ruling as “excellent news” for medical marijuana users.
“We have a lot of innocent Canadians who get arrested, they lose their job, their home, their children, their ability to travel and volunteer. These are Canadians who are being punished by a law for a plant that’s going to be legal and sold in just a few years to come.”
One small bit of relief was finding compassionate clubs like Vapelated Vapour Lounge in Windsor, Ontario I went there to interview the owner. Read about it through my link. He is one of thousands of people who are supporting medical marijuana users.
What are your biggest concerns about legalizing marijuana for medical use? Do you think they will bring back the growing element for medicinal marijuana? What types of medical conditions should be included? I have seen a lot of relief for Veterans. The suicide rate is very high for them, but it is not only Veterans. I have seen Police Officers who are suffering with PTSD and are being drugged up with pharmaceuticals when medical marijuana would be a better choice
Time will tell, roll on 4/20 2017