Yep! As if such matters were anything like brand new... Collectively the Canuck people should point a finger at a most contemplative/self-serving mass-media press for contributing to this whole mess, unable to recognize it's own moral faults but still determined to make a dime on that of others!
Indeed, it's how the "enemy" manages to gain momentum & power while avoiding our democratic institutions. The recent "Loi #44" of Lucie Chalebois in Québec importing from the 2014 COP6/FCTC event held in Russia is a striking example.
Remember this event below?
The Daily Chronic: Congress Calls on President Obama to Use His Authority to Reclassify Marijuana (2014-Feb-12)
It's because USA laws are actually required to be made coherent with the UN treaties as well, though there's a significant difference compared to Canada which is a confederation since 1867.
Blumenauer, Botticelli @31
[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N2Hdi17gGQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=2217 ]
Botticelli, Cohen @ 36:57
Earl Blumenauer, my hero from USA!!
Although Québec as a province cannot exercise as much autonomy as an American state it once had complete "compétence" in the matter starting with the "Loi de Pharmacie" revision of 1890 as approved by the British Crown (our country was a "dominion" back then)... The UNILATERAL TRANSFER to Ottawa of this field of authority only came later with the "mysterious" national ban performed by Henri-Sévérin Béland, a brave Liberal federalist, politician and doctor (!) who Justin Trudeau done his best to never mention so far...
These circumstances get even more complicated considering we now have federalists at both governement levels and hence Couillard's Liberals done all it could in order to support the united Canada utopia... M'well, as far as i'm concerned anyway. Which explains the distortions since the international ban was nothing but a chimeric political creature born in 1925 with the Geneva Opium Convention of February 19 exactly - a treaty clearly targeting "Indian Hemp"/"Cannabis Sativa L." - where the simple word "child" is totally absent, by the way.
Somehow « In The Name Of Children », nonetheless!...
If that were the actual case USA would have removed cannabis from schedule 1 which defines it as having no medical value whatsoever, while in Canada constitutional rights garantee reasonable access for medical motives (and yet having no DIN number exposes it to over-taxation: e.g. double standards)!
That reminds me the strange distinction between alcohol sold in drugstores that comes with additives meant to prevent its oral consumption while 94 % pure alcohol sells at the SAQ sells for a ridiculously inflated price. As a matter of fact i needed to safely clean solder residues in my bronze pipe recently and found out that reasonably safe solvants as acetone are banned just because these are also used for "illicit" extracts... Denying the rights of the many to serve the sickening ideologies of a few on our Canuck land.
It seems to me with the UN repeatedly failing our human race it's only a matter of time before the relentless drive for money accumulation (among other uncontrolled forces) eventually end ups bringing mankind to the edge of extinction - if it's not already too late.
So lets have a few tokes enjoying the view while it's still time!
Good day, have fun!!