Prohibition 2.0 Begins October 17, 2018

Justin Trudeau might have announced legalized cannabis beginning October 17, 2018, but we’re a long way off from finishing prohibition.

Trudeau told reporters: “One of the things that we heard very clearly from the provinces is that they need a certain amount of time to receive their bricks and mortar stores — their online sales — prepared. ”

Poor provinces.  

I’d feel for them if there wasn’t already a peaceful, vibrant cannabis industry in Canada.

While this CBC comedy sketch outlines (and one can’t be funny without hinting at some fact ), these unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats don’t even know the first thing about cannabis.  

So, prohibition 2.0 starts October 17, 2018.  

And almost three years after Justin’s election, where I (and others) accurately predicted what a colossal fuck-up Liberal Legalization was going to be.

Where’s the discussion about bringing BC Bud from the shadows and into an above-board, controlled regime?

In places like Alberta, cannabis connoisseurs who openly defied the law and engaged in civil disobedience will continue to be criminal.

In Manitoba and Quebec, where you’re free to brew your own poison, growing the wrong sort of plant can land you in hot water.

In B.C., Solicitor General Mike Farnworth isn’t talking about BC Bud tourism. He won’t allow well-established and honored dispensaries to be grandfathered in.

Which goes to show you, Vancouver’s $30,000+ license was a money-grab that ultimately didn’t do anything except the pockets of a government having a spending issue.

There’s no talk of health research or the medicinal and curative properties of this plant. Governments across Canada are very clear about this. Cannabis is fundamentally the same as alcohol and tobacco.  

What will October 17th, 2018 bring rather?

Former politicians and cops cashing in on the certified producer system set up by the Harper government and embraced by Justin’s Liberals.

Bureaucrats who think legalization is an excuse to hire more public sector employees, to ramp up operations and create new cannabis types of bureaucracy.

Cops think it’s an excuse to hire more police and increase funding.  

Meanwhile, cannabis remains illegal.  

“Cannabis for non-medical use is not legal yet.

“The date that cannabis will become legal will be announced shortly. Until then, I urge all Canadians to continue to follow the existing law before the Cannabis Act comes into force. ”

However, if “the law is the law,” in which ’s the area for civil disobedience?

As the Charter of Rights and Freedom says: “Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law”

For a Justice Minister, it’s ironic Jody seems to be forgetting that the rule of law isn’t just legislative.  

You will find the positive laws of government, in other words, legislation. And then there are natural laws that transcend government.

After all, it is in the Western tradition that law is supreme, above and beyond individual government dictates. That when government laws are in opposition to our natural rights as human beings, the latter takes precedence.

To play politics with the law is to continue the same path Harper was taking us down. And considering how badly they screwed up legalization, one must wonder if this was all worth a Trudeau government.

Released at Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:57:00 +0000

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