Out in B.C this past week, some big guns sounded off, in support of the legalization of pot.
In a letter to all of British Columbia’s MP’s, MLA’s, mayors and Councillors, four former Vancouver mayors stated, that “Marijuana prohibition is – without question – a failed policy”
In support of ‘Stop the Violence B. C.’, (a coalition of academics, legal experts and health professionals) the letter got a thumbs up from current Mayor, Gregor Robertson. It highlighted the connections between pot and organized and crime, and challenged all elected officials to join the discussion on the “ineffectiveness and harms of cannabis prohibition.”
According to coalition member, retired RCMP Chief Superintendent, Vince Cain, “Legally regulating marijuana in B.C. would eliminate a primary source of revenue for these criminal groups, reduce gang violence and generate tax revenue.”
While many, over the years, have acknowledged the fact that the war on drugs has been a dismal failure, costing billions of dollars and countless lives, our Prime Minister isn’t one of them.
In response to the Mayor’s call for legalization, the PM said, “That will not happen under our government. We’re strongly opposed to the legalization of drugs, and obviously we’re very concerned about the spread of drugs in the country and the damage we’re doing to our kids.”
Kids joining gangs and killing over drug turf isn’t damaging? Cartels stuffing their coffers and growing ever stronger isn’t damaging?
At some point, they’ll see the light on Parliament Hill. But until they do, it’s all good for the bad guys!
I’m sure the card’s in the mail.
A thank-you note… “from south of the border… down Mexico way.”
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