Monday, June 25, 2018

Canada Legalization Of Marijuana Has Hit A Snag: It May Be Illegal Under International Law

Being a Canadian, I am sometimes asked the question as to what it is (or will be like) to have Marijuana legalized.... I will admit freely that I have indeed smoked Marijuana in the past (but not in recent years..), and I have absolutely no qualms about it made legal, just as long as it is properly regulated and that legalization is not abused by both the crooked Canadian government as well as many drug dealers.....

Yes, just last week the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa officially legalized the personal use of Marijuana by Canadian citizens.... The actual date that legalization will take place is now October 17th (Not July 1st as most Canadians have been expecting..) and that delay is for Provincial governments to "fall in line" with Ottawa's rules and have their own rules and regulations in place for personal usage come October 17th.... And the Federal Trudeau regime in Ottawa appears to have everything in order now for that full legalization... However, some things are not as they seem, and there may indeed be a major roadblock that the Federal Trudeau cronies have seriously overlooked...

Right now, I want to present the following important report that comes from my fellow Canadian truth seeker, Greencrow, who hails from the wilds of British Columbia and writes her blog "Greencrow As The Crow Flies" at www.greencrowasthecrowflies.blogspot.com...... Her article is entitled: "Russia Says Canada's Weed Legalization Violates International Laws", and is a must read by everyone, especially those living here in Canada that believe that Marijuana legalization here is now "set in stone".... Here is her article, and I have my own thoughts and comments to follow:

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Russia says Canada’s weed legalization violates international laws

Obstacle to drug-free society: Russia says Canada’s weed legalization violates international laws

 
A general view shows the embassy of Canada in Moscow,
Russia March 29, 2018. © Maxim Shemetov / Reuters


First of all, I want to thank RT for writing the most comprehensive analysis of the "Cannabis Act" that I have read to date.  What a difference it makes when you take all the official propaganda out of a newzstory and just give the facts!  Here's the report from RT and I will have more comments to follow:

Moscow has accused Ottawa of trampling on international law, which it says explicitly prohibits any circulation of weed unless it's for medical or scientific purposes. Canada has become the first Western country to legalize pot.

The scope of international treaties, of which Ottawa is a signee, does not allow for any “exceptions” or “flexible interpretation” of the principle that states the use of drugs must be limited to medicine and research, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday after Canada’s “Cannabis Act” became law on Thursday.

By legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, Canada “commits a deliberate and flagrant violation of its international obligations it assumed under the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the 1971 Convention of Psychotropic Substances and the 1988 UN Convention against illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances,” the ministry said.

Such “drug liberalization” will become a “serious obstacle” on the way to a drug-free society, it warned, calling on Canada’s fellow G7 members to stand up to its “arbitrariness.”

We expect, that Canada’s “arbitrariness” will merit a response from its G7 partners, since this group has repeatedly declared its commitment to the rule of law in interstate relations,” the ministry added.

Last week, Canada became the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to make the use of recreational marijuana and its cultivation, including at home, legal. After both chambers of the country’s parliament voted to approve the bill, it was granted a royal assent by the governor general on Thursday. The Queen’s approval is a largely formal but necessary step to make a bill into a law.

It was initially expected that law would be enacted within 8 to 12 weeks, however, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the law will not take effect until October 17. The delay is needed so the provinces that were vocally opposing the bill have enough time to make adjustments to their local laws, he said.

While the bill was introduced into the parliament in November, it went back and forth between the chambers until it was reconciled. Still, several provinces, namely Quebec, Nunavut, and Manitoba, vowed to contest the law in court. At the center of their concerns is the provision that paves the way for the home growing of the plant. While the provinces are fighting for the right to be able to ban the practice outright, the federal law enables them only to cap the number of plants from the four per household that is permitted by The “Cannabis Act” to just one.

The passing of the law has become a major milestone in the country’s policy towards drugs. Although the medical use of marijuana has been legal, the recreational use of cannabis was criminalized in 1923. The pledge to abolish the long-standing law was one of the key pre-election promises of Trudeau’s ruling Liberal Party, which received a majority of the seats in the 2015 general elections.

The government argues that by legalizing pot it will squeeze the street gangs, which have been profiting from a thriving black market, out of the trade, which is to be put under the control of the government. Canadians will be able to buy weed in shops, which should be licensed by the government, as well as online. In an attempt to prevent adults, who will be eligible to buy weed, from overindulging, the authorities limited the amount they can purchase to 30 grams.

Critics of the legislation say that it will fail to eliminate the black market, only causing a surge in demand. It was estimated that the legal recreational marijuana industry can generate up to $4.3 billion in profits in the first year after the law is enacted.

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Greencrow says:  Well, I'll bet "Le Dope-fiend" didn't even bother to check with the government's myriad of lawyers who are also parliamentarians, not to mention experts in international law, before drafting the Cannabis Act. Oops!

Anyone who objects to this law...which, IMO is a waste of government time and energy in the light of so many more pressing issues to deal with, such as the 4000 Canadians who died ofopiate overdose in 2017 alone....is considered an old fuddy duddy,

But here it is...Canadians have to learn from a foreign news outlet that Canada has broken several international treaties...but, whatever. ...

"Pass the dooby, bro."  [inhales deeply......then exhales smoke out of all orifices of head.]



NTS Notes:  I want to thank Greencrow for bringing this most interesting bit of information forward...

It will be interesting to see how the Canadian government reacts to this important concern brought forward by the Russians.... But basically, the Canadian government has a lot to answer for now, and they got caught with their "pants down" most definitely...

Personally I do not care if Marijuana is legalized or not... But this could indeed see the latest Canadian law brought forward by "Le Dauphin" and his cronies go down in flames... International law can definitely be put ahead of national laws and end the legalization of Marijuana in this nation immediately...

It will be interesting to see what happens here next, and I will definitely be watching to see what Ottawa does... I will therefore have a follow up article to this one soon, so stay tuned..

More to come

NTS

6 comments:

greencrow said...

Hi NTS:

Browsing through the Canadian M$M this morning I don't see anything on this revelation. Perhaps they think if they don't mention it [broken treaties] it will just "go away".

There are some interesting comments on my post...including one where I and a commenter agree that marijuana should have simply been "decriminalized" but NOT made "legal" for recreational use. THAT is where Le Dope-Fiend has got Canada's knickers in a knot.

Northerntruthseeker said...

I too thought about this difference between decriminalization and full "legalization"... I wondered why Trust-in Jew Dough did not take the former and instead stuck headstrong with the latter....

Gwaredd Thomas said...

Justie and his band of screwy parliamentarians will probably take the Jooish lead give international law the bird. But then again, Canada ain't Jooland which, as we all know, can violate international law with impunity. Greencow had it right: there are a whole lot more important things with which to concern oneself than frettin' and stewin' over a stupid cannabis law. BTW, did Canada import its politicians from Appalachia?

Northerntruthseeker said...

If by "Appalachia" you mean hillbilly country, I sometimes wonder...

I for one never voted for that monkey as I saw him from the get go as just as bad as his father in sucking jew dick and wanting to "globalize" Canada...

Gwaredd Thomas said...

NTS...Yes, those are the blokes, the ones with the IQ of a mothball.

john walker said...

Justy`s dad was Castro, in case you were unaware