Quebec unveils zero tolerance marijuana plan: No home-grown cannabis allowed

Quebec will have zero tolerance for driving-while-high under its plan for legalized marijuana use and sale.

This legislation is not about freedom or rights. It’s about government revenue.

  • SDMatt

    This legislation is not about freedom or rights. It’s about government revenue.

    Exactly. That’s also why there are so many raids on Toronto pot shops by the cops: they want everyone to know who’s the boss, who’s going to get their “taste” a la the Sopranos:

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    ..legalization doesn’t matter as long as the cops will still be able to push people around, intimidate, and fuck them over and get those big annual pay raises for ignoring the real crimes of the ruling class…

    • clownloach

      Police thrive on low hanging fruit.

  • moraywatson

    Our justice system is a cowardly lion. If it gave serious punishment to those who are AT FAULT for harming others, then the behaviour of the public would change accordingly. Instead our justice system chickens out and allows excuses for the at fault behaviour to be used to water down the punishment. Worse, it punishes those who have not yet caused harm, but might.

    Our justice system needs to be one of A) NO HARM, NO FOUL. B) IF AT FAULT FOR HARM, FACE PUNISHMENT.

    • taxpayer

      Frankly, our “justice system” is designed to make sure that political people don’t get caught up in the Dragnet & face similar penalties extracted from the hoi poloi. It’s that simple. Most politicians are lawyers & all legislation is designed by lawyers. They will bend the Space Time Continuum to keep political people out of jail, while making sure the hoi poloi know who’s The Boss. The Japanese have it all worked out: Yakusa & .gov go hand in hand. A kind of dances with government, symbiotic relationship with criminal gangs. All very polite, too.

  • tom_billesley

    Colorado doctors claim to have documented first marijuana overdose death, that of an 11-month-old boy thought to have eaten some. Some dispute over cause of death.

  • Clausewitz

    Am I the only one who believes the brand name for the government grown pot will be “Soma”?

  • “It’s about government revenue.”