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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Oh Canada, where smokers get a break

Posted by Manuel Lora at May 7, 2007

I went to Ottawa with my wife over the weekend and we bumped into a a small rally for the legalization of pot there (we later found out that it was the Global Marijuana March). The march was peaceful and really nothing special...except for a "small" detail. There cops seemed to be perfectly ok with this. They even followed (escorted?) the group to a park close to Parliament Hill. Can you imagine this happening in the United States? I would expect to see the local and heavily militarized police department converge on these pot-smoking monsters with helicopters and tanks and putting them in the darkest of jails for their own good. They would probably not hesitate to pull the trigger at the slightest resistance.

Totalitarianism need not evoke images of faraway lands and funny looking dictators dressed in army uniforms. It has arrived.


  • Kinda funny how Canada has less crime and we have more crime and we focus more on pot smokers

    By Anonymous KWilly, at 11:06 PM  

  • As a long time follower of the medical marijuana issues being "fought" in the US, I find it incredibly archaic that "our" government continues to use "our" tax dollars to "fight the war on drugs." The real fight is a racial fight, not black/white/asian etc., but the "control freaks" against the "i just wanna live my life" lovers. The real issue is one of money/economics. It makes so much sense that drugs be legalized, regulated AND TAXED! I'm considering a future move north myself...

    By Blogger good_fridays_child, at 2:55 PM  

  • I agree with KWilly, the government just wants to look for someone to blame for all the crime rates and whatnot, and what better of a place to look than the potheads. The majority of crime however in the U.S. from pot users comes from black people (not to be racist or anything), but their "culture" with the gangster ideology tells them that it is good to associate violence with pot. Yet the government just goes the easy way out and heads straight for the pot, when they should be going after the media for filling their heads with this nonsense.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:08 PM  

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