Another one bites the dust, eh? Good on ya, Canada! And not the namby-pamby “medical marijuana” excuse either – full-on legalisation of recreational use! Interestingly – surely not coincidentally – the announcement was made on 20 April: an unofficial holiday among cannabis advocates. Marajuana users celebrated with a spliff outside Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
But what about the UK? When will Brits be able to relax with a cup of tea and a spliff without worrying about stormtroopers battering the door in and hauling them off to some concentration camp? When will the UK government grasp the nettle, poo-poo the US federal government’s ridiculous stance on the issue and do what more and more Western-style democracies are doing: leaving users alone and concentrating on real criminals? Are they worried that if the police delved too deeply into the issue of real crime, they’ll uncover more than a few culprits in the Houses of Parliament?
So: good on ya, Canada! And Cameron, when are you going to wake up and sniff the roses (while your mates are sniffing something far worse than weed)?