Christie Blatchford: I may have smoked weed in the ’60s, but I’m not celebrating its legalization now

However much I deeply appreciate the good reasons for the decriminalization of marijuana (chiefly, that too many people were saddled with criminal records for possessing relatively small amounts of the stuff and suffered the limits that attach to a record for the rest of their lives), I am not among those celebrating its recent legalization.

The Cannabis Act received Royal Assent in Parliament Thursday but won’t actually be the law of the land until Oct. 17.

On a side note I ordered Mom’s first batch of Pot capsules today, we hope it will help manage her arthritis pain.