No matter what you think of President Donald Trump, he’s the picture of intellectual and moral seriousness when compared to the raving lunatic to our north, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He’s known for some truly demented ideas, and this latest is one of his worst yet.
LifeSiteNews reports that Trudeau’s Liberal Party is currently pushing through the Canadian Parliament Bill C-45, otherwise known as the Cannabis Bill. The bill legalizes recreational pot use, but while that’s controversial enough on its own, what’s really outraged sensible Canadians is that the legislation’s newfound freedom to possess or use up to five grams (or ten joints) at a time extends to “young persons” as young as twelve years old.
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“There is absolutely no recourse if a minor is seen carrying, using, or handing out marijuana,” wrote [REAL Women of Canada vice president Gwen] Landolt. “A child can literally take ten joints from his parents’ stash, hand it out to his friends, go back home, take another ten, hand them out and keep doing it as often as he wants. This will deeply affect school environments and our neighbourhoods.”
Bill C-45 also allows individuals over age 17 to buy and possess marijuana “in any amount. It only restricts its public use (and sharing) to 30 grams at a time (equal to 60 joints).” The bill also lets Canadians grow up to four cannabis plants in their home, Landolt noted […]
[T]he bill’s sponsor, Independent Senator Tony Dean, says given the glacial pace of debate, the Liberals might invoke time allocation on the Senate — which would be a first for the Trudeau government, according to the Globe.
The liberal media is urging Trudeau to do just that.
The National Post reprinted a Toronto Star editorial praising Bill C-45 as “among the best and certainly the boldest pieces of legislation this government has yet pursued” and, with 65 percent of Canadians allegedly backing it, “wildly popular.”
“Bold” and “popular” do not translate to “good.” The Tides Center’s Schizophrenia.com lists thirty studies indicating a connection between pot and schizophrenia. According to the Netherlands’ Maastricht University, “THC [pot’s main psychoactive substance] positives, particularly at higher doses, are about three to seven times more likely to be responsible” for car crashes than factors unrelated to pot or alcohol. Other studies have linked marijuana to increased paranoia, anxiety, risk-taking, inability to focus, distorted sense of time, brain damage, and psychosis.
Accordingly, the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration’s 2004 National Survey on Drug Use & Health found that the “percentages of youths engaging in delinquent behaviors” such as theft and assault steadily rose alongside “increasing frequency of marijuana use”; while in 2005 they reported a strong correlation between drug use and other crimes; in particular, “of adults who had been arrested for serious offenses in the past year, 46.5 percent had used marijuana in the past year compared with 10.0 percent of those who had not been arrested for any serious offense.”
On top of that, multiple Canadian medical organizations note that pot is doubly dangerous for minors, considering that the “human brain continues to develop until 25 years of age and marijuana use gravely stunts the development of adolescents.”
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The American Left is pushing boundaries in new, insane directions every year, but you’d still be hard pressed to find a liberal or libertarian willing to publicly admit to supporting marijuana rights for preteens. Oh, Canada…
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