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Is Cannabis legal in Canada? — 6 Comments

  1. I don’t smoke cannabis any longer, but I did use to, in large amounts throughout my youth. I think decisions like this are so positive – stops so many intelligent kids from ending up with a criminal record for something so simple! 

    Unfortunately I live in the UK and it doesn’t look like they’ll be legalising any time soon. Do you believe that weed is a ‘gateway drug’?

    • Hi Chris, yes so many people have gone to prison for cannabis sake and many others have criminal records for simply having some cannabis in their possession. Personally I don’t think ANY plant should be banned, unless it’s extremely poisonous, which cannabis certainly is not. Legalization is better than nothing. No, I don’t believe weed is a gateway drug. There is no proof whatsoever that cannabis users are more likely to use hard drugs. In fact many hard drug users have been able to stop using those destructive drugs by turning to cannabis. It’s a reverse effect. Thanks for checking in.

  2. As I live in the UK where cannabis is still illegal except for extreme medical conditions I am very interested in what you have to say. I have often hed Americans telling me I should try cdb oil to help with depression, and of course they can’t understand why it is still illegal in the UK.

    If it is as good as they say for combatting pain I would certainly use it if I had the opportunity.

    Derek

    • Hi Derek, I hope with Canada making the first brave step, from the G7 nations, that other countries will follow. I think that will depend on how successful Canadians are at managing cannabis in their lives. What I mean is, if Canadians use cannabis wisely and set a good example, other nations can use Canada as a good example to legalize theirs too. People have been buying cannabis from illegal sources for many years, and that won’t change much if legal cannabis is too hard to get or the prices are too high. Time will tell. 

  3. I applaud Canada for taking the bold steps they have taken to legalize cannabis.  It is not at all for my benefit, but I’m happy for others who fought to have medical marijuana legalized and won.  Now the people have triumphed even with the recreational marijuana.  

    I don’t use marijuana and have not smoked regular cigarettes for over 38 years.  However, I view the change as a victory for the people who do use it.  I take that position because of the politics of it all.  Of course alcoholic beverages are the favorite drug of many of the lawmakers…  

    Some might have forgotten or never even heard of prohibition.  

    Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. During the nineteenth century, alcoholism, family violence, and saloon-based political corruption prompted activists, led by pietistic Protestants, to end the alcoholic beverage trade to cure the ill society and weaken the political opposition… 

    Well look as us now.  Once again the people prevail.  They will have their cannabis and the money changers will have their profit.

    Your post has been educational for me on the subject of Legal cannabis in Canada.  Thank you.

    Please remember to encourage some today!

    Vanna Pearl

    • Hear hear! I agree completely, the people must prevail! I too do not smoke, but many people do. Smoking a joint is certainly a lot less caustic to the lungs than all the additives found in modern cigarettes.  Many find enormous relief for anxiety, sleep disorders, pain by smoking cannabis. Others yet use cannabis simply to relax like someone might use a glass of wine for. Legalizing was the last step needed to de criminalize cannabis, in all it’s forms. There is still a longer road to follow, as all the ‘bugs’ are worked out of the legal system. Edibles are still not included but hopefully will be soon. Thank you for checking in! 

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