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Discussion in 'Apprentice Marijuana Consumption' started by goomba, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Hi people :wave:

    So today one of my good friends told me that he was pretty sure weed was legal in canada. Is this true or is my friend misinformed.

    if it is true: Is weed legal in all of canada or only certain areas? And also is weed accepted by society like any other legal substance?


    ( sorry if this is a stupid question:smoke: )
     
  2. From what I understand, although it is illegal, most police deem it as not a priority, and are not going to hassle you over a little bud.

    People have said in more populated areas, if you are walking down a street on a sunny day, its pretty much a guarantee you are going to be smelling marijuana in the air.


    Marijuana is illegal in Canada.

    • A July 13, 2007, decision in Ontario Provincial court has ruled that criminal possession laws for cannabis are unconstitutional (R. v. Long). However, Toronto police spokesman Mark Pugash said that nothing will change about how the police deal with marijuana possession for the time being.[9]

    • Possession of cannabis is legal in Canada according to Justice Edmonson of the Ontario Court of Justice in R. v. Bodnar/Hall/Spasic - "there is no offence known to law which the accused have committed."[10][11]
    • Marijuana was first banned in Canada in 1923 under the Opium and Drug Act. Since 1997 marijuana has been covered by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
    • The Special Senate Committee on Illegal Drugs reviewed Canada's current anti-drug policies and legislation and reported in September 2002 that marijuana is not a gateway drug and should be treated more like tobacco or alcohol than harder drugs.
    • The House of Commons Special Committee on the Non-Medical Use of Drugs looked at an overall drug strategy for Canada and issued their report in December 2002. The House committee said that while marijuana is unhealthy, the current criminal penalties for possession and use of small amounts of cannabis are disproportionately harsh. They recommended that the Canadian Ministers of Justice and of Health come up with a strategy to decriminalize the possession and cultivation of not more than thirty grams of cannabis for personal use.[12]
    • Various estimates peg this country's cannabis trade at considerably more than $7 billion in annual sales—twice as much as pig farming brings in, and almost three times more than wheat does. Even the cattle industry, at $5.2 billion a year in revenue, lags behind the marijuana business for sheer size. Just as importantly, the report points out, every dollar reaped by government regulation of the pot industry would be a dollar taken away from the criminal gangs that run the industry today. In 2001, Auditor General Sheila Fraser said the federal government was spending close to $500 million a year fighting the drug trade. Roughly 95 per cent of that goes to enforcement and policing, and two-thirds of the country's 50,000 annual drug arrests are for cannabis offences.[13]
    In October 2007, Prime Minister Harper announced a new National Anti-Drug Strategy. A proposed Bill would have dealers facing one-year mandatory prison sentences if they’re operating for organized crime purposes, or if violence is involved. Dealers would also face a two-year mandatory jail sentence if they’re selling to youth, or dealing drugs near a school or an area normally frequented by youth. Additionally, people in Canada who run a large marijuana grow operation of at least 500 plants would risk facing a mandatory two-year jail term. Maximum penalties for producing cannabis would increase from 7 to 14 years.[14]
    Perhaps the biggest proposed policy change is mandatory six-month sentencing for those growing as little as one marijuana plant for the purposes of trafficking. If the Bill passes, this is certain to be felt by small-time distributors who are not linked to the ring of organized crime, and who usually face no more than a fine if caught.[15]
    Currently the Conservative Government holds a minority in Parliament, so the Bill would require support of at least one other political party before it can become law. Previous attempts by past Liberal Governments in the late 1990s and early 2000s to decriminalize marijuana for personal use have failed to become law - this is a distinct policy contrast from the current minority Conservatives who aspire to a more US-style 'War on Drugs'.[16]
     
  3. Awsome reply:) thank you very much for the info. Canda sounds just better and better all the time:rolleyes:
     
  4. It's not legal here but I was with somome when he got cought with 2 grams and the cop just took it. Didn't call his house, drive him home, or ticket him or anything.

    Also keep in mind the cop was in his early twenties so he probably smoked a little
     
  5. in canada its kinda decrimnalized if you have less then 3.5 and really noone cares. canada also had the best prices
     

  6. Not only do they have the best prices they have the best bud:D
     
  7. i live in canada and it's so slack where im from (pei).
    a buddy of mine got caught with like 7g's on him and the cop just took it. that's it.
     

  8. heh i didnt want to make them too jealous :p
     
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