Stand Up Against C-15!

I was told about this website that was an online petition against C-15, called 
whyprohibition.ca . A compilation of user blogs, political banter and it gives common people the easy access to stand up and fight to shoot down prohibition. People who may not feel the need to stand up publicly to do so can now anonymously protest against it. 

Bill C-15 is " an act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances and to make related and consequential amendments to other acts" - The Minister of Justice- The Hon. Robert Douglas Nicholson. Basically this bill is about giving people who are facing drug charges a minimum sentence penalty. Much like the United States. It basically takes the judges job away from them. There is no case specifics, every case is dealt with as if it was like the last. One case will set president and the rest will have to be subject to it's doom. 

Marijuana is less harmful than alcohol, cigarettes and McDonalds so why the bad wrap? If controlled the government could thrive on BC's perfect cannabis growing climate. Mass produce it, different strains, different prices, different highs or uses and tax it. They would be making money off of a less toxic habit. Though studies have shown that marijuana does affect your mobility skills and your thought processes short term (when you're high) there are no definitive long term health issues. Unlike smoking cigarettes which contain more poisons and toxins than I could even imagine sucking into my body, or alcohol which permanently damages your liver. People in China have been using cannabis since 6000 BC! They put it to use as a health aid, smoking it alleviates pain and they took advantage.

If the government was smart enough to harvest this god given miracle plant they could genetically alter it to be a super-drug. Think about if the government took just a little bit of the money that they have for AIDS and Cancer funding and put it towards scientists who's job was to find the exact cannaboids to breed and make a plant that has less side effects than pain killers but is specialized to each type of disease. They've already taken the first step in making medicinal use of marijuana legal. People with Crones disease, or Rheumatoid Arthritis can go in and get a bag of dry chalky buds and smoke it to alleviate their pain. So what's so bad about the rest of us doing it? 

Go to the sight and take a stand against Bill C-15. Why take a step backwards when we were going the right way in the first place?

As well the blog post "Shit Or Get Off The Pot" was my fav so far. Check it out. 

1 comment:

  1. I had to write a paper last, last fall using articles that were for/against prohibition/legalization and you wouldn't believe how difficult it was to find an academic paper against legalization. Then to make matters worse, i had to write another paper about why it'd be such a good thing. dumb school is turning me all liberal