Tuesday, April 12, 2016
To Cheech His Own
Legalization does not mean a free-for-all. Many people are up in arms about a young couple recently who were arrested for drug-trafficking marijuana out of a home here in Windsor.
Here is my take on it: I should state up front that I do not drink alcohol or partake in any "recreational" drugs. That being said, I think MJ should be legalized. That also means though it should be regulated, just like alcohol and smoking cigarettes. Someone selling alcohol out of their home, an unlicensed business, is being unlawful and subject to fines and/or imprisonment (a quick search reveals $100,000 and 1 year in prison as one example) as per the AGCO stating "You may make beer or wine at home as long as it is only for your personal consumption or to be given away free of charge. Homemade (or "u-brew") beer or wine may not be sold or used commercially." http://www.agco.on.ca/en/faqs/faqs_alcohol.aspx The selling of marijuana without a license should be similar...once it does become legalized, which it is not currently. So thus, the couple was in the wrong either way and should be penalized (the degree to which they should be penalized is of course debatable).
I always notice too that many pro-legalization advocates often spout nonsense in comment sections. Clearly they are blinded by their own bias and fail to see beyond the haze (sorry couldn't resist). As most of you know, I usually form my opinions based on provable facts. Below are two links (one is from my own blog) relating to what is understood at this time, scientifically. It's fine to hold a certain position, just be intellectually honest about it.
Extra info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnNPm5cG85c Negative health effects
Posted by Bill at 7:25 PM