I didn't have a chance to attend any of the pro-marijuana rallies today.
Like this one in Vancouver.
Or any of the many others.
Canadians gathered in cities across the country Saturday to mark April 20, an unofficial annual holiday celebrating cannabis culture.
But if I had been there I definitely would have inhaled eh? Because I believe the Great War on Marijuana is just another word for that unique combination of insanity and hypocrisy, known as reefer madness.
So I'm glad to see more and more Canadians share that view, and I really admire people like Bob Erb who is trying to get our useless politicians to do the right thing.
A British Columbia man who won a $25-million lottery, also in November, said he plans to donate at least $1 million of his prize to the Canadian marijuana legalization movement between now and the next federal election in late 2015.
And standing up for sanity:
"Education got tobacco smoking from 65 or 68 per cent of the population down to about 18 per cent," Erb said. "They didn't run them through the court system and through the prison system — that's not the way anything should be taught to our youth and society.
Because Bob's so right. Education is the answer, so is legalization.
And Stephen Harper's plans to throw even more Canadians in jail for smoking or growing marijuana, is not only CRIMINAL.
For ruining the lives of so many young people, while boosting the fortunes of organized crime.
It's also extremely hypocritical...
And of course, it's totally insane.
Mr. Harper reaffirmed his government's intention to stiffen penalties for dealing in marijuana and other drugs, defending it by saying: "Drugs are not bad because they are illegal. They are illegal because they are bad." They are, he said, "corrosive to society" and they "do terrible things to people."
In fact, the regulation of marijuana would accomplish precisely what the prime minister says he wants to accomplish -- reduce the social ills created by drug use, get rid of the criminal element and, not incidentally, funnel the billions of dollars now going to organized crime into government programs for the people. Those are not bad results for a simple act of common sense.
What if when he was a brooding, teenage misfit, somebody had smoked him up, or slipped him a hash brownie, instead of taking him to the Richard Nixon Club?
Would it have made him more human? Instead of the nerd monster who would send more kids to prison. The freak who can't feel the pain of others.
Would it have been a
As it was for Jimmy Harper?
Hmmm... I don't know, somehow I can't see Steve Harper enjoying marijuana eh?
He's more like a crack head, drunk on power. Too vicious to be smoke-a-licious. To ghastly to screw like a bunny.
Oh well. And the good news?
It's yet another excellent reason to get rid of him and his reefer madness Cons in the next election.
Make them inhale their own foul fumes, and blow them out of power. Before they jail us all.
And of course, the 4/20 Pot Party will always be another great excuse to listen to Peter Tosh...
For so many years after he was killed, he's still right. And we're still waiting.
Oh boy. You know, one of my friends says the day Harper's fascist Cons are defeated, he's going to roll himself a joint as big as a vuvuzela.
But I won't have to inhale eh?
For I will know that Canada is free again.
And I'll be high enough...
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Fucking stoners, ought to issue hunting permits to keep their numbers in check.
Still, despite the impossibility of such a scenario, wouldn't the sight of a 'mellow' Steve be something to behold, Simon?
Smoke dope then vote
hi anonymous...oh really? You must be a gun nut with a bad booze problem. What we need to do in this country is crackdown on drinking because it's far more of a problem than marijuana....
hi Lorne...well if you put it that way...it would be a sight to behold. However, think of it this way. You're stuck in an elevator with Harpo, he's just smoked up, and all he wants to talk about is Ayn Rand. AAAAAAAAAAH !!!! ;)
hi anonymous...hmmm...I don't know. If I did that I'd have to write the name of the person I planned to vote for on the palm of my hand, so I wouldn't forget...
Oh, the horror!
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