Tough pot sentences take force in Canada

techs

Lifer
Sep 26, 2000
28,561
3
0
http://www.570news.com/news/national/article/419861--tough-pot-sentences-take-force-in-canada-as-two-u-s-states-vote-to-legalize

Tough pot sentences take force in Canada as two U.S. states vote to legalize

OTTAWA - The same day that voters in two U.S. states approved the legalization of marijuana, the Harper government in Ottawa was bringing into force tough new mandatory penalties for pot.

The states of Washington and Colorado both voted in favour of ballot-box propositions Tuesday removing criminal penalties for the possession and sale of recreational marijuana, while a similar provision in Oregon went down to defeat.

Tuesday was also the day that drug measures in the Conservative government's omnibus Safe Streets and Communities Act, passed last spring, came into full force and effect.

Canada's new law provides a mandatory six-month jail term for growing as few as six marijuana plants, twice the mandatory minimum for luring a child to watch pornography or exposing oneself on a playground.

"Today our message is clear that if you are in the business of producing, importing or exporting of drugs, you'll now face jail time," Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said in a release Tuesday, well before the American polls closed.



Canada for the lulz
 

wirednuts

Diamond Member
Jan 26, 2007
7,121
2
0
this is no doubt a result of global economic influence from countries like the us. fuck this shit. its a natural plant, its non toxic, and it promotes peace. oh god lets freak out about it :rolleyes:
 

Juror No. 8

Banned
Sep 25, 2012
1,108
0
0
The war on (some) drugs = Convenient excuse to set up police state

Canada is right behind the United States in the race to set up the Fourth Reich, AKA "North American Union".

Gotta harmonize all those laws first, though!
 

DominionSeraph

Diamond Member
Jul 22, 2009
8,391
31
91
LOL, I can't believe you've fallen for the mainstream media lie that pot and Canada exist.
 

Juror No. 8

Banned
Sep 25, 2012
1,108
0
0
LOL, I can't believe you've fallen for the mainstream media lie that pot and Canada exist.
LOL. I've only been here two months and I've got you following me from thread to thread like a lovesick puppy. I'm even featured in your signature. I'm so inside your head I practically own it.

What would rainbow anime pony say?
 

DominionSeraph

Diamond Member
Jul 22, 2009
8,391
31
91
LOL. I've only been here two months and I've got you following me from thread to thread like a lovesick puppy.
The mainstream media accounts that there are responses to you are probably exaggerated. I don't believe there are such things.

What would rainbow anime pony say?
Probably:

Warning: pony image http://i47.tinypic.com/2evvvr5.gif

I don't believe the ban on posting pony images outside of your thread has been rescinded.
admin allisolm
 
Last edited by a moderator:

monovillage

Diamond Member
Jul 3, 2008
8,444
0
0
Just what Washington and Colorado need, more pimply stoner teenagers sitting in their parents basements, smoking herb, playing video games, eating twinkies and drinking big gulps.
 

Juror No. 8

Banned
Sep 25, 2012
1,108
0
0
Just what Washington and Colorado need, more pimply stoner teenagers sitting in their parents basements, smoking herb, playing video games, eating twinkies and drinking big gulps.
Better that than spending millions to house them in for-profit prisons and calling them "criminals" when they are anything but.
 

Agent11

Diamond Member
Jan 22, 2006
3,535
1
0
A lot of hard working people smoke weed for pain management. Less side effects than traditional pain medication, and less hassle, as long as you don't get arrested.
 

TechBoyJK

Lifer
Oct 17, 2002
16,701
60
91
Just what Washington and Colorado need, more pimply stoner teenagers sitting in their parents basements, smoking herb, playing video games, eating twinkies and drinking big gulps.
It's most likely that IN EXCHANGE for LESS pimply drunk teenagers sitting in their cars driving the wrong way
 

xj0hnx

Diamond Member
Dec 18, 2007
9,262
3
76
So the country that provides a safe place for heroin users to shoot up, is now going to start cracking down on pot? Insanity, you have a new face.
 

xj0hnx

Diamond Member
Dec 18, 2007
9,262
3
76
I expect Washington and Colorado to be making lots, and lots, and lots of money.
Depends on if it can be turned into a business. Wasn't it for recreational amounts of an ounce or less? Hell, one single plant produces more than that. I don't see how this opens up more money forthe government, other than resources that are freed up.
 

Saint Nick

Lifer
Jan 21, 2005
17,722
6
81
I want to invest in vending machine companies there.
That is a slamming idea...How about pot vending machines that give you a bag of cheetos or doritos (and a soda!) with every purchase of 1/2 Oz or more :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
 

Saint Nick

Lifer
Jan 21, 2005
17,722
6
81
Depends on if it can be turned into a business. Wasn't it for recreational amounts of an ounce or less? Hell, one single plant produces more than that. I don't see how this opens up more money forthe government, other than resources that are freed up.
I suppose that is a more valid point. I'm guessing there will be more MJ available, and therefore lower prices anyways.
 

wirednuts

Diamond Member
Jan 26, 2007
7,121
2
0
Just what Washington and Colorado need, more pimply stoner teenagers sitting in their parents basements, smoking herb, playing video games, eating twinkies and drinking big gulps.
they arent hurting anyone, theyre buying video games and twinkies, theyre giving power companies more business too. and if their parents dont like it then they need to step up and be parents.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY