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Marijuana legislation coming next spring: feds

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/marijuan ... -1.2867004

"The federal government said Wednesday it will introduce its much-anticipated marijuana legislation in the spring of 2017, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is quashing hopes that the drug will be decriminalized in the meantime."


I am actually surprised they are moving this quickly. Some RFDers will be very happy.
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finally we can tax the crap out of it and delay the eventual public debt bankruptcy, also the police and go catch some real criminals.
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True.

They are expediting this to get more tax dollars. That is their top priority. More taxes.
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peano wrote:
Apr 20th, 2016 7:28 pm
True.

They are expediting this to get more tax dollars. That is their top priority. More taxes.
We'll see. That would not be consistent with their comments.
The Liberal plan to legalize pot has always been about public health and safety, not making money, Justin Trudeau said in a wide-ranging roundtable interview this week with The Canadian Press.

Any cash that flows to public coffers through marijuana taxation should go towards addiction treatment, mental health support and education programs — not general revenues, he said.

The fact is that, if you tax it too much as we saw with cigarettes, you end up with driving things towards a black market, which will not keep Canadians safe — particularly young Canadians.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/legal-m ... -1.3370358
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terrible terrible decision, how will they prevent kids/youth from going high all the time?

we'll need even more immigrants i guess
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transitguy1 wrote:
Apr 20th, 2016 8:14 pm
terrible terrible decision, how will they prevent kids/youth from going high all the time?

we'll need even more immigrants i guess
For kids its easier to get cannabis than it is alcohol.
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Still gonna be cheaper to go to an illegal dealer to get Marijuana if the gubment decides to tax it. The drug war continues.
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MexiCanuck wrote:
Apr 20th, 2016 7:48 pm
We'll see. That would not be consistent with their comments.
Well, the tax revenue for pot will go from $0 to potentially hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. They want that money! ASAP!!
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ManCaveGamer wrote:
Apr 20th, 2016 9:51 pm
Of course Marijuana legalization isn't top priority. Everyone is buying it illegally now anyways..

Also, gang related crime will barely reduce, if any at all. Street prices will always be cheaper with government regulation and taxes. They are fooling themselves if they think otherwise.
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peano wrote:
Apr 20th, 2016 9:56 pm
Well, the tax revenue for pot will go from $0 to potentially hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. They want that money! ASAP!!
This year's budget is $317 billion. I think an increase or decrease of hundreds of thousands or a few million dollars of revenue wouldn't be noticed.
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Did he seriously announce this on 4/20? Nice.
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turkey9000 wrote:
Apr 20th, 2016 10:51 pm
Did he seriously announce this on 4/20? Nice.
No he didn't. She did.
Health Minister Jane Philpott was at the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, when she announced the spring 2017 timeline.
Apparently the prime minister is OK with ministers making significant announcements related to their portfolios.
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BabylonDown wrote:
Apr 20th, 2016 9:57 pm
Of course Marijuana legalization isn't top priority. Everyone is buying it illegally now anyways..

Also, gang related crime will barely reduce, if any at all. Street prices will always be cheaper with government regulation and taxes. They are fooling themselves if they think otherwise.
Oh you mean like the cheap and good illegal booze?
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peano wrote:
Apr 20th, 2016 5:48 pm
http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/marijuan ... -1.2867004

"The federal government said Wednesday it will introduce its much-anticipated marijuana legislation in the spring of 2017, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is quashing hopes that the drug will be decriminalized in the meantime."


I am actually surprised they are moving this quickly. Some RFDers will be very happy.
Does it matter if the cops have already said they don't care enough to enforce anything with respect to the dispensaries already open?

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