News in Canada is that Individuals are Supporting the legalization:
Canadians appear to have a desire for munchies, according to a new survey that found a majority both supported the legalization of recreational marijuana use but had concerns regarding children’s access to edible products containing cannabis.
The poll by investigators at Dalhousie University in Halifax found that roughly 68 percent of people throughout the country favor the impending legalization of marijuana, with the majority of this support in B.C. and Ontario. Well and now it’s time, there’s going to be legal weed in Canada come July 1, 2018.
Over 45 percent stated they’d buy food containing bud, with 46 percent saying when they were valid, they would buy baked products such as muffins and brownies.
More than half of the surveyed said they had overarching concerns about the possible harms to children who may be drawn to other confections, cookies and carbonated candy comprising the harmful chemical. In B.C., for instance, roughly 81 percent of the surveyed expressed concern over increased access to pot by young adults. There’s already even weed shopping online you can do to get the product you want.
“The risk factor around kids was quite high at 58.5 percent, so there looks like a little paradox on the market,” said Sylvain Charlebois, a professor of food supply and policy in Dalhousie who co-authored the report released Tuesday. “On the 1 hand, people are willing to accept the legalization of non-medicinal marijuana but at precisely the same time they do realize social risks related to doing so.”
Some Difficulties with the UN appear:
The treaties can be left by us but legalizing recreational marijuana by July, as the Liberals have claimed, would have required giving the UN note by Canada Day, which is now 3 weeks ago.
“They’re outdated treaties, which don’t signify the current stats of medicine and science. The treaties were adopted in a time when there was a different view of what addiction was.”
“The government has promised to make cannabis legal by July 1, 2018, but that date can always be postponed so as to provide Canada time to tackle its international legal obligations.”
(This option might interest the states, which have to figure out how to set up and regulate a retail cannabis distribution platform which may be in place less than a year out.
In Canada, there is a new Act set up that appears to:
- Restrict youth access to cannabis
- Shield young people from promotion or enticements to use cannabis
- Dissuade and reduce criminal activity by imposing serious criminal penalties for those breaking the law, especially those who import, export or provide cannabis to childhood
- Protect public health through rigorous product safety and quality requirements
- Decrease the burden on the criminal justice system
- Provide for the legal creation of cannabis to reduce illegal actions
- Allow adults to get and get regulated, quality controlled lawful cannabis
- Improve public awareness of the health risks associated with cannabis
The law will treat issues with cannabis the same way it has been doing with alcohol for years. They want to keep people safe first and foremost before anything else. Keeping it out of the hands of youth is the best place to start.