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Pot smokers feel 'cheated' by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Pot smokers feel 'cheated' by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

By Antonella Artuso, Toronto Sun

Updated: Monday, December 05, 2016 06:58 PM EST

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A woman sits in handcuffs after Toronto Police raided Eden on Queen St during a series of raids on marijuana dispensaries in May, 2016.

(DAVE ABEL, Toronto Sun)

TORONTO - Recreational marijuana users who worked hard to elect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau now feel “cheated” by his support of a police crackdown on storefront dispensaries, a cannabis industry spokesperson says.

Abi Roach, a director with the Cannabis Friendly Business Association, said marijuana consumers helped the federal Liberals gain a majority government based on an expectation that he would allow small businesses to sell weed legally to recreational users.

Trudeau has promised to introduce legislation designed to legalize pot in the spring.

The crackdown that has occurred under Trudeau has been stricter than under any previous government, including that of former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, she said.

“All we’ve seen is raids and arrests and more criminal records and more issues and more problems,” Roach said. “When Trudeau was elected, I cried ... We campaigned our butts off for Trudeau because we wanted him to win so bad because we believed what he was saying ... Wow, was I cheated or what. I think that’s the way most cannabis consumers feel.”

While the police busts of storefront pot dispensaries have received most of the media attention, Roach said it’s the stealth campaign by city bylaw officials that is truly hurting.

Landlords who rent to these businesses are being contacted by city officials, pressured to break “legal” leases with the dispensaries, she said.

In a recent editorial board meeting with the Toronto Star, Trudeau supported the legal crackdown.

“We have always made it clear that our plan to legalize, strictly regulate, and restrict access to marijuana will be designed responsibly, with those objectives in mind: to keep it out of the hands of children, and take the profits away from criminals,” Trudeau spokesman Cameron Ahmad told the Sun in an e-mail. “Until the law changes, the law remains the law — and the Prime Minister was reiterating his expectation for it to be followed.”

Deepak Anand, executive director of the Canadian National Medical Marijuana Association, said Trudeau’s comments about restricting access until the government has a proper regime in place make “a lot of sense.”

The Liberals government’s position is consistent with its election promise, he said.

“I think the public by and large assumed it would be decriminalized and so they wouldn’t see much enforcement action,” Anand said. “If you read the fine print, in terms of what the Liberal Party outlined as their platform, it was quite clearly outlined that there would be restriction of access, there would be sort of a controlled distribution system.”

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I assume Canadian politicians are just like American politicians... You can tell they are lying because their lips are moving.

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Got that right Badboy!

 

I tried to warn folks that a Liberal is still a Liberal and they're proven to be no better at keeping their promises than the Conservatives they replaced.

 

With the NDP, the party I voted for and always have, we would have had decrim at least and less interest in placating their corporate masters.

 

It was a well baited hook to get the younger voters to bite and the ignorant guppies took it hook, line and sinker.

 

:peace:

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Salutations,

 

I feel pretty much as described above, not to mention that Mulcair actually proved he could make the right choices and take a clear stand for the people's side despite strong adversity, e.g. with some heavy political cost to himself.  Yet he was rejected as PM, possibly as a result of misconceptions, go figure!  M'well, i just hated this guy's previous political environment but i can recognize one who can tell the difference between good and evil, so i believe he shown his sense of fairplay at least 4 times in my book...

 

:flower:

 

As a title i find « Pot smokers feel 'cheated' by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau » is quite some understatement as i'd see this better suited instead:

 

Pro-cannabis voters used & disposed of just like an old preservative...

 

Good day, have fun!!   :peace:

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I doubt it will be legal even by the next election. Heck I'll bet $5 Trudeau uses the closeness of legalization as a way to ensure his victory in the next election even.

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Salutations MidnightMix,

 

On 05/01/2017 at 11:22 AM, midnightMix said:

I doubt it will be legal even by the next election.

 

Or maybe it will be "legaleezed" indeed but on such restrictive basis it may only serve in semantics debate...

 

Very recently i happened to notice that the expression "incidental possession" of Trudeau's 2015 electoral platform has finally changed from just "possession" to "possession simple" in the French version of his "Task Force" December 12 report, which would be coherent with restricted access, though still a screen-of-smoke meant to deceive propaganda-blind masses IMHO.  Actually Hilary Geller already announced those Liberal's plan in mid-March last year:  e.g. they want to stick with the UN's failed policies until these are revised - which is an event due to take place in 2019 - but that's only supposed to be a coïncidence somehow...  Just like the appearance of Marc Emery is scheduled to occur on Valentine day and i'll bet more "legaleezation" developments will be released on 4-20, etc.

...

Meanwhile it appears real criminal minds no longer need to hide thanks to Trudeau's "scientifically" driven reform (...):

 

Globe & Mail: Canadians not told about banned pesticide found in medical pot supply (2016-Dec-29)

« Myclobutanil... ...found in product recently recalled by Mettrum Ltd... »
« ...known to emit hydrogen cyanide when heated. »
« ...pyrethrin was used by mistake... »
« ...neither Health Canada nor Mettrum announced the findings to the public. »
« ...dispensaries in Vancouver had sold products containing dodemorp... »

 

:lhd:

Welcome to the land of MiniHarper/SuperPéteux, on planet Itnoc (In The Name Of Children!)...

Good day, have fun!!  :peace:

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On 2017-01-08 at 1:09 PM, Egzoset said:

Salutations MidnightMix,

 

 

Or maybe it will be "legaleezed" indeed but on such restrictive basis it may only serve in semantics debate...

 

Very recently i happened to notice that the expression "incidental possession" of Trudeau's 2015 electoral platform has finally changed from just "possession" to "possession simple" in the French version of his "Task Force" December 12 report, which would be coherent with restricted access, though still a screen-of-smoke meant to deceive propaganda-blind masses IMHO.  Actually Hilary Geller already announced those Liberal's plan in mid-March last year:  e.g. they want to stick with the UN's failed policies until these are revised - which is an event due to take place in 2019 - but that's only supposed to be a coïncidence somehow...  Just like the appearance of Marc Emery is scheduled to occur on Valentine day and i'll bet more "legaleezation" developments will be released on 4-20, etc.

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Meanwhile it appears real criminal minds no longer need to hide thanks to Trudeau's "scientifically" driven reform (...):

 

 

:lhd:

Welcome to the land of MiniHarper/SuperPéteux, on planet Itnoc (In The Name Of Children!)...

Good day, have fun!!  :peace:

all the more reason to grow your own

:)

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Salutations MidnightMix,

On 2017-01-10 at 9:59 PM, midnightMix said:

all the more reason to grow your own

 

Is it not strictly restricted to the "MEDICAL" patients right now, more specifically only for those who managed finding a cooperative doctor while their client actually needs to "qualify" in accordance to the new anal-retention ACMPR selection criterias?...

 

Additionally i'd like to mention a simple Liberal contradiction:  it's NOT "incidental" anymore when a person cultivates, even less for recreative purposes (...), but yet nobody at CBC/SRC dared expressing a most basic sample of criticism during the electoral campaign.  Go figure.

 

Good day, have fun!!  :peace:

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