Article by Calem McMillan, Cannabis Life Network
Justin Trudeau admitted that, as an MP, he smoked weed illegally.
And when his brother Michel Trudeau was caught with the herb back in the 90s, Justin and the Trudeau Family Royal Dynasty were “confident that we were able to make those charges go away.”
“We had resources,” Justin said, “my dad had a couple connections and we were confident that my little brother wasn’t going to be saddled with a criminal record for life.”
This is, of course, unlike every other Canadian who has had the misfortunate of getting caught with the wrong plant by the wrong person.
Not that any of this matters now, both those Trudeau’s are dead and the youngest son is likely the most quack Prime Minister Canada has ever had.
And there’s some fierce competition.
None of this should come as a surprise to cannabis consumers who happen to dab in politics (or vice-versa).
Being stoned is having heightened awareness, and, if you pursue it authentically, an ability to entertain thoughts you disagree with. Although obviously, one does not have to be stoned to do this — cannabis certainly helps.
Yet, legal pot is a dividing issue. Will people smoke and drive? What about the roads?!
What about them? Don’t provinces and municipalities already worry about their own road issues? And can’t every police brigade across Canada operate like a competitive insurance company and security service? It would save taxpayers a lot of time and money and help reallocate police services to their most desired uses — something other than the drug war.
Obviously, commerce outperforms government bureaucracy on both moral and financial grounds.
Extending this logic to the “rule of law” is a great leap, no doubt, but why this basic truth about “public” goods and services vis-à-vis the private sector tends to escape most people, particularly cannabis people, I have yet to discover.