Justin Trudeau is telling our young people that it’s OK to do drugs

Marijuana, like other pharmaceuticals, is a harmful drug and dangerous when not used under the supervision of a physician. As a physician, I know the impact this drug can have on the developing brains of children and young people. This is clear from the research which shows that young people who use marijuana have lower high school graduation rates, which puts their future in jeopardy. Worse, the science shows that marijuana use in 18 to 25 year olds can result in brain deformities.

Despite this, a government that purports to rely on evidence-based decision-making is going to legalize this drug.

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  • ontario john

    This is great news for our little prince!! Now when he is walking in the homosexual parade next summer, he can smoke a joint and wave his little gay flag.

    • Clink9

      He wants everyone else to catch up to his stupid.

  • Ed

    Wait till the liberal brain trust learns that their supporters are too stoned to vote…

    • andycanuck

      Or spoil their ballots by filling in ALL the little circles, dude!

  • Hard Little Machine

    I am in favor of complete legalization along the lines of liquor. Having said that, this is not the weed you smoked in the 1970’s and 80’s. This is bioengineered genetically enhanced weed that’s 20-25x stronger. THC concentrations that high make it more like LSD in its effect. And while no one ever died from smoking too much weed – directly – you might not want all these stoners behind the wheel or babysitting your kids.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      We might also not want these stoners in Parliament or in charge of Canada’s border security or immigration policy, but it’s too late for that now, ain’t it?

      • Hard Little Machine

        Maybe, maybe not. Most western civilization was built by people half drunk most of the time.

        • Oracle9

          Such a nihilistic stance negates human achievement.

          • Hard Little Machine

            The morning meal at Harvard was strong beer and black bread. 18th c America had a diet that included several strong drinks a day – even for children. This was how you avoided dysentery.

          • Oracle9

            Not sure how this relates to a pot culture.

            What is sure to happen will be that reality will certainly collide with these ‘progressive’ ideals.

            There will be many unintended consequences beyond the deterioration of society as mentioned in the article. Here are just a few:

            – Draconian punishments for any adult not locking up their pot
            – Corruption as a result of mandatory DNA records on the public at the discretion of the police
            – House insurance and transportation claim denials
            – International travel and trade problems
            – Pushback and/or government corruption resulting from domestic and international organized crime
            – The tax grab potential.

            Best just to decriminalize possession in small amounts. The solution by intrusive government will make the existing problems orders of magnitude greater. That’s the problem with statism.

          • Etobicoke_Gladiator

            All excellent points. I agree wholeheartedly. Thanks, Oracle9.

          • Exile1981

            I also think that the progressive elites figure that by allowing more people access to pot and other narcotics they will have an easier to control population.

            The elites want to legalize it but don’t use it (turdeau is a puppet not an elite)

        • Etobicoke_Gladiator

          Sir John A. loved to drink, but he got the job done. It was far more socially acceptable to drink “with the boys” back then on a more frequent basis. In any event, the pot nowadays is much stronger than marijuana in the 1960s or any Scotch and ale Sir John A. imbibed on a regular basis.

          However, as a hat tip and a nod to your point, I’d trust Sir John A. drunk to Justin Trudeau sober eight days a week!

        • Watchman

          May I suggest that the best aspects of Western Civilization was built by those people not drunk at the time.

          You probably can drive on three cylinders out of four working in your car’s engine, but just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

    • mobuyus

      Not all pot in the 60’s and 70’s was shitty mexican flowertop there was really potent mexican to be had not to mention Texas Tops. All the super pot around is engineered basicaly fom mexican and vietnamese strains. Tons of knock you on your ass weed back then Thai, Panamanian, red and gold Columbian not that shitty commercial columbian plus many many others. Have you ever taken LSD and smoked the “bioengineered” weed to make your comparrison? Cops in my neck of the woods were lying to people saying that the new weed was sprayed with cocaine and heroin to hook kids. What they were seeing that they thought was crystals were the bracts of the plant oozing now dried sap. Lot of worse things out there perscribed by doctors for kids than pot. But that’s legal and done in a white lab coat.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Yes I have in fact.

    • I suspect the government will place an upper limit on the amount of THC in any weed sold under license.

      That’s one reason why the dealers will remain in business.

      • Hard Little Machine

        I’ve often noted that if the goverment steps in then it should in fact tax the product according to the quantity or concentration of its active ingredient. Just like alcohol. Weed friendly states like Oregon and Washington have the highest alcohol taxes in the nation and no one has a problem with it. In fact one could make a case that just like alcohol in many states – low concentration products – beer, wine, cider etc could be sold in grocery stores while spirits are sold in liquor stores or package stores with state regulated prices.

        • H

          This is exactly the case in Quebec (minus, I think, the state regulated pricing): wine and beer are available at all grocery stores and corner stores, spirits (along with “specialty” items like ice wine) only at the Quebec-run SAC (liquor) stores

          • xavier

            Nope wine is a monopoly of the SAQ and really grates on my mom. Shecomplains that the the SAQ imports crappy Spanish wine and charges exohoritant prices. Beer on the other hand has so many local microbreweries and excellent varirt at good prices

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      LSD effects? …lol…not even close. High potency cannabis merely allows one to ingest less by-product smoke and CO2 to achieve the same level of medication….

      • Hard Little Machine

        Yes but no one does that.

    • Bernie

      Can’t wait till the Liberals start complaining over the Organic verses other types of Weed. Or whether it is a GMO or other type of Stupidity. All users must recognize that Weed has a negative impact on the development of anyone’s brain who is less than 25 and absolutely no Drug in this world is free of side effects.

      • Hard Little Machine

        That’s their decision to make. Unless and until we decide the age of majority is 30. And maybe it should be but then everyone needs to permanently STFU about the ‘Nanny State’ and surrender all civil and human rights and dignity and turn their lives over to the state.

    • terrence22

      Smoking marijuana has a greater impact on lungs than smoking tobacco does – many pot heads inhale the smoke and HOLD it in their lungs as long as they can. So, we can expect an increase in lung cancer rates. And if someone smokes both marijuana and tobacco, their chance of getting lung cancer increases several times more than it is for someone who only smokes on of them. But, we have “FREE” health care, so the smokers do not have to pay anything for any medical care they get.

      • Hard Little Machine

        I don’t care. Else we start raiding people’s homes to confiscate all the ‘bad’ foods and beverages and make them run on a treadmill every day.

        Funny you should mention smokers because they’re the only group under Obamacare who pay a 50% premium surcharge.

      • Waffle

        The danger is not so much cancer but emphysema or COPD.

        Our “free” health care is getting less and less by the minute.

        If you’ve had any contact with the system lately, you will notice that smokers get treated like dirt and are least likely to be helped.

    • Watchman

      How stoned does your pilot have to be to be not trusted to fly?
      How stoned does your bus driver have to be to be not trusted to drive passengers?
      How stoned does a truck driver have to be to be not trusted to drive on the road next to you or behind you?
      How much THC in the blood is too much, given that there is a blood alcohol limit deemed to be unsafe and illegal for the above activities?
      A fast relatively cheap saliva test is available to test for THC that indicates usage up to a day after usage, but not a precise level. Will this mean that a cannabis user might be prevented from flying/driving if a saliva test indicates usage?

    • Waffle

      So true. i smoked weed on and off for about 40 years, sometimes quite heavily. Like most pot users, I deluded myself into thinking that it helped with my depression and or ADD. But it was just that. It was a delusion And it makes you stupid. My ‘wake up” call came a few years ago, when i passed out in pot-friendly cafe after having a mere couple of tokes. Somebody called 911 and I woke up on a gurney in the ER. Very embarrassing. Never again.

  • Spatchcocked

    Canadas Prime Minister is a marihuana smoker who acts and speaks as though he is in a pot induced euphoria. His policies reference neither common social sense nor fiscal probity but rather a dangerous “Imagine” sensibility which is of course neither sensible nor realistic.
    We have a third rate mind leading our country. He has a willing cohort in Parliament and a tame media to disguise his incompetence and fumbling.
    We have been undone by ourselves Pogo.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …”brain deformities”…really…now that’s a new one.

    • terrence22

      Actually, it is NOT new – there a number of ways to measure how human brains function, and how marijuana affects the brain, and it does indeed adversely affect brains of anyone under 25 years old. These measurements have been made for SEVERAL DECADES, and they are consistent, regardless of the measuring technique used – and in some case, a number of measuring techniques were used on the same brains, and they were ALL consistent

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  • John

    Legalizing pot won’t make any difference. Although it will distract people’s attention away from Trudeau’s failures.

  • john davis

    I laugh every time I hear that legalising marijuana will reduce crime and get rid of dealers.

    Firstly, there will still be a market for under 18s. Just like cigarettes and alcohol, kids will get their hands on it.

    Secondly, criminals will always want to commit crime. They will move on to other drugs to sell. Its no coincidence that there has been a spike in Fentanyl ODs as well as more jurisdictions wanting “safe” injection sites.

    And finally, the government will tax marijuana making it more expensive. How many people buy cheap smokes from a dealer because a carton at the store is $100?

    But don’t worry, as always, government knows best.

  • FactsWillOut

    Brain deformities.
    That’s pretty rich coming from someone who no doubt supports giving Ritalin to pre-pubescent boys.
    Just because something is potentially harmful is still no reason for the state to ban it, or even regulate it.

  • Jabberwokk

    And now Opiate is the opiate of the masses. Fools.

    • mobuyus

      Pot is not an opiate. And religion is still the opiate of the masses.

      • Maggat

        Jabberwokk’s point is made and taken.

      • Jabberwokk

        Keep telling yourself that. Marx’s point was that is pacified the people and all I hear from pot users is the exact same. It’s just a means of control by controlling you through pleasure instead of pain(Huxley vs Orwell). Pleasure has no natural defense as with pain. The best part about it is that it’s self reinforcing; the good little worker pacified himself by himself for the good of the state. The more he has the more he wants. He robs himself of his ability to deal with pain and supplements it with something that gives him pleasure. once that ability is fully eroded you can happily supply him with what he ‘needs’ and he will comply so long as the supply remains consistent.

        I assure you, it most certainly is the ‘new’ opiate of the masses.

      • Frances

        Radical Islamists don’t seem to feel the effects of their “opiate”.

        • mobuyus

          They should maybe try a more peaceful “opiate”. I’ve seen crazed heroin addicts more civilized.

  • This way, the pot generation doesn’t have to face the reality that it no longer has a country but an airport and it’s in a shambles.

  • Watchman

    You say this like the politicians don’t already know of the dangers and risks from prolonged cannabis usage, especially by the young.

    “A low intellect and unassertive population” is the ideal electorate for most of the politicians.