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Canada to Legalize Marijuana in 2017?

Discussion in 'Marijuana' started by deanokat, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Canada has announced that it will introduce legislation next year to decriminalize and legalize marijuana, making it the first G7 country to permit widespread use of the substance. According to The Washington Post, "Full legalization will make pot available in a way similar to alcohol."

    You can read the entire article at this link:

    Canada to Introduce Legislation in 2017 to Legalize Sale of Marijuana

    Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Your thoughts?
  2. SashaS

    SashaS Community Champion

    I saw this in the news. As far as I remember its about 67% of the population in favor of the act, so its not everyone, but if the majority wants it to happen then they are on the right path. It will be good for those who need it and as long as its regulated properly I don't really see too much of a problem. It will create a new booster in the economy and I can see many people benefiting from this, I'm sure there will be a few marijuana stores or something like that put up and if its fueling the economy and keeping people happy, then its worth it.
  3. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    I don't see it being any different than alcohols legalization. If you think about it alcohol has been responsible for car accidents violent crimes ect. As long as it's responsibly regulated it won't be any different. Of course it should have to be used under the same guidelines of alcohol to be on the safe side.
  4. mauricioq

    mauricioq Member

    Yes, that's probably what's going to happen. Since American states are already legalizing it, it should be fast to legalize it in Canada too.
  5. ZXD22

    ZXD22 Senior Contributor

    As long as they are condoning the use of CBD's and not THCs it should be fine. Most people think all weed is bad but the governments actually distribute CBD marijuana which is much more safer. Should be good.
  6. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    The Canadians are making a mistake. They should have waited and used studied how the States in the U.S that legalize marijuana fare. There have been some bad side effects in Colorado
    It is. Should they go ahead and legalize marijuana they'll eventually regret having done it.
  7. kingman

    kingman Member

    Yes that is true. Everyone here is behind that news. I just started using these weeds just out of curiosity. I smoked it 10-15 times a day continuously for five years. Now I can't even remember some of my friend's names (those from childhood). Sometimes we added some pills to increase the effect.
    I even had a medical card so that I can use medical marijuana and escape the legal issues. I was qualified as a 'cancer patient' by the local dispensary . Under current situation the medical marijuana industry is booming here in Canada under the grey shades of Law.
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