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Ottawa (AFP) - Justin Trudeau raised eyebrows when he admitted to having dabbled in marijuana while a member of parliament, but his pledge as prime minister to legalize pot has been broadly cheered.

 

He said in a policy speech on Friday that his Liberal government would introduce legislation as early as 2016 to legalize marijuana, making Canada the first in the G7 bloc of industrialized nations to do so, although precise details remain sketchy.

Two in three Canadians support decriminalizing possession and use of the mind-altering weed, according to a recent Ipsos poll.

Support is widespread and at its highest level in three decades, it said, even though cannabis use has fallen off.

Details of the Liberal plan haven't yet been released. However, it is expected to go much further by not only legalizing marijuana but also creating a regulated market for it, as Uruguay and a few US states have done.

An estimated one million out of Canada's 35 million people regularly smoke marijuana, according to the latest survey taken in 2014.

Trudeau admitted in 2013 to having smoked pot five or six times in his life, including at a dinner party with friends since being elected to parliament.

With medical marijana already legalized and regulated in Canada, the liberal government of newly ele …

He has also said that his late brother Michel was facing marijuana possession charges for a "tiny amount" of pot before his death in an avalanche in 1998, and that this influenced his decision to propose legalizing cannabis.

"I'm not someone who is particularly interested in altered states, but I certainly won't judge someone else for it," Trudeau said. "I think that the prohibition that is currently on marijuana is unjustified."

 
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Hmmm,  You can't have a gun in Canada,  but you can gamble at a casino,   next you can smoke pot,  they have free health care, great beer,   now when they legalize hookers it will be one heck of a  country!   Jester

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Lee From Cebu

Its been legal by default for years in Canada . The government has just seen there is money to be made  in taxation .

 

The survey says 1 million smokers out of 35 million people yet two out of three support legalization just shows Canadians are more concerned about other crimes than  pot head getting high and eating pizza .

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Hmmm,  You can't have a gun in Canada,  but you can gamble at a casino,   next you can smoke pot,  they have free health care, great beer,   now when they legalize hookers it will be one heck of a  country!   Jester

Prostitution is legal in Canada there are many escort services .What is illegal is soliciting in public or living on the avails of it ie:being a pimp 

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cebulover2000

Hmmm,  You can't have a gun in Canada,

 

You can basically own the same guns in Canada as in California including M4, M14, Mini 14 and 30, semi auto handguns etc. The only difference as far as I know is that you need to take a safety course and apply for a federal license and also follow transport and storage laws.

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broden

there's just not much else to do in Canada

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there's just not much else to do in Canada

Canadian Ballet, (dancing girls)  best on the planet. Shovel snow, great beer, fishing, hunting, scuba diving just to name a few.   JEster

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broden

Canadian Ballet, (dancing girls)  best on the planet. Shovel snow, great beer, fishing, hunting, scuba diving just to name a few.   JEster

you must of misread my post

 

i said

 

there's just not much else to do there

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Prostitution is legal in Canada there are many escort services .What is illegal is soliciting in public or living on the avails of it ie:being a pimp 

This is from personal experience?

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You can basically own the same guns in Canada as in California including M4, M14, Mini 14 and 30, semi auto handguns etc. The only difference as far as I know is that you need to take a safety course and apply for a federal license and also follow transport and storage laws.

Bingo.

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THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA

 

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The immediate effects of taking marijuana include rapid heart beat, disorientation, lack of physical coordination, often followed by depression or sleepiness. Some users suffer panic attacks or anxiety.

But the problem does not end there. According to scientific studies, the active ingredient in cannabis, THC, remains in the body for weeks or longer.

Marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances than tobacco smoke. One major research study reported that a single cannabis joint could cause as much damage to the lungs as up to five regular cigarettes smoked one after another. Long-time joint smokers often suffer from bronchitis, an inflammation of the respiratory tract.

The drug can affect more than your physical health. Studies in Australia in 2008 linked years of heavy marijuana use to brain abnormalities. This is backed up by earlier research on the long-term effects of marijuana, which indicate changes in the brain similar to those caused by long-term abuse of other major drugs. And a number of studies have shown a connection between continued marijuana use and psychosis.

 

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Marijuana changes the structure of sperm cells, deforming them. Thus even small amounts of marijuana can cause temporary sterility in men. Marijuana use can upset a woman’s menstrual cycle.

Studies show that the mental functions of people who have smoked a lot of marijuana tend to be diminished. The THC in cannabis disrupts nerve cells in the brain affecting memory.

Cannabis is one of the few drugs which causes abnormal cell division which leads to severe hereditary defects. A pregnant woman who regularly smokes marijuana or hashish may give birth prematurely to an undersized, underweight baby. Over the last ten years, many children of marijuana users have been born with reduced initiative and lessened abilities to concentrate and pursue life goals. Studies also suggest that prenatal (before birth) use of the drug may result in birth defects, mental abnormalities and increased risk of leukemia1in children.

  1. 1.leukemia: cancer of the bone marrow.

 

 

http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/marijuana/the-harmful-effects.html

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Vulle Vuojas

Almost the exact same side effects as alcohol minus the violence and car wrecks

And you have referencies to support your statement?

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