The CBC- The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018. CBC News has learned that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan. Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief who has been stickhandling the marijuana file for the government, briefed the Liberal caucus on the roll-out plan and the legislation during caucus meetings this weekend, according to a senior government official who spoke to CBC News on condition of anonymity.
Well there it is folks. Obviously this isn’t shocking news since it has been discussed/argued at nauseum here. But it’s actually nice to see a finish line with this issue. I think generally most people in this country have accepted it on a variety of issues which I am not willing to discuss because this is not a political blog. However…
I do think there are some issues that haven’t been addressed or even brought up by our government in this debate. The first is the “coolness” factor. It’s a fact that people enjoy doing stuff that makes them look hard and edgy. This is called “the mist”. The mist is usually caught by obtaining power, wealth and popularity. Most celebrities and athletes have the mist. Everything they do, even the most mundane stuff seems cooler than us. But for us regular Joe’s, there are some ways we can grab a tiny amount of cool mist. One classic thing is by misdemeanor crimes. Are you rattled that the new J-Crew shirt you bought doesn’t look as good on you as it did in the store? Do a quick jaywalk or loiter outside a business and get back to me. Many people captured the mist by sparking up a small joint. It gave off the vibe of “I’m chill and on the level…but kinda a bad boy for doing this illegal leaf.” Now it’s just gonna be another regular vise like cigarettes, candy, or booze. It’s gonna lose the mist appeal. And it’s a fact that only Europeans can obtain the cool mist from smoking cigarettes. Nobody on this continent is gonna put up with your gross smelling cancer causing death sticks.
The second factor is the productivity one. Before any of you roll your eyes at this point let me make it clear for you. Marijuana causes people too NOT concentrate and makes them TOO mellow. Which makes me worried for our nation’s working productivity and efficiency. Don’t believe me? Just go to Amsterdam and look at the buildings. They are all crooked and out of level. People tell me that’s because of their geography with sea level rising and falling daily. But honestly that’s the biggest cover up going. These construction workers, engineers, and even the architects, over there are too high on the job and are just making stuff all out of wack. There is no “measure twice, cut once” over there after they rip some bong hits during a coffee break. We just can’t have all our buildings and homes looking like that. Call me old-fashioned, but I need my city not resembling some overrated Picasso painting.
I just hope before people start dancing around in the streets at this news, they took the time too reflect on things like this. However…I really do wonder if they are going to let the famous leaf bro back into the dome in 2018.