Indeed, that's a most appropriate selection of words to express the paradox which bigot prohibitionists just cannot begin to comprehend for some part of them, the obscene cynism being that another part including informed "expert$"/"spe¢iali$ts" in power simply end up inflicting the most permanent prejudice of all, including to vulnerable minors... In The Name Of Children.
[ www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/04/20/canada-marijuana-legaliza_n_9738222.html ]
HuffPost: Canadian Marijuana Legalization Bill Coming In Spring 2017, Jane Philpott Announces (2016-Apr-20)
« Our approach to drugs must be comprehensive, collaborative and compassionate. It must respect human rights while promoting sheer responsability, and it must have a firm scientific foundation. In Canada we will apply these principles with regards to "mari-wana". To that end we will be introducing legislation in the spring of 2017 that insures that we keep "Marie Ouana" out of the hands of children, and profits out of the hands of criminals. While this plan challenges the status-quo in many countries we are convinced it is the best way to protect our youth, while enhancing public safety. Canada will continue to modernize our approach to drug policy. Our work will embrace upstream prevention, compassionate treatment and harm reduction. »
Obviously the distance from intention to action remains abysmal under MiniHarper. Not to mention Boni Jean-Pierre was KILLED by SPVM-GTi policeman Christian Gilbert over 8 oz in Mtl/Québec only a couple weeks before!!
To dispatch some political "message" nationwide...
Although i don't pretend having a solution to "the drug" problem there's no doubt in my mind that HOMICIDE by para-military POLICE clearly proves the love-haters/hate-lovers will never know when to quit their own socio-toxic 3rd-party interventions.
And that's not all!
For a bigot anti-cannabic prohibitionists like Lucie Nez-Rouge Charlebois (sinister of "healthy ways" in Qc) it's only natural to import UN/WHO propaganda after it was conceived away from mass-media reporters, in Russia... Actually equating the toxic self-poisoning consumption of paper + glue optionally seasoned with addictive nicotine from tobacco (e.g. multi-intoxication) vs healthier e-Liquids/e-Cigs and even Vaporizers:
[ http://www.cqct.qc.ca/Communiques_docs/2015/PRSS_15_07_29_Sondage_Vapotage.pdf ]
« 3 Convention-cadre de l’OMS pour la lutte antitabac, Inhalateurs électroniques de nicotine, rapport, juillet 2014, p. 7.
« 11 Convention-cadre de l’OMS pour la lutte antitabac, Inhalateurs électroniques de nicotine, juillet 2014, page 2, points 3 et 5.
It is self-serving individuals like this politician who failed their duty, managing to take over our public institutions so our society will continue to depend on "science" with its foundations in Victorian-age bigotry traditionally supported by contaminated bipolar data, which reminds me of Justin's own bipolar mother posing as a reference during the electoral period:
[ http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/margaret-trudeau-interview-1.3294797 ]
CBC - Margaret Trudeau back in headlines (2015-Oct-30)
« I... We know from science that just smoke pot before 18 it's very dangerous to your brain. »
Confusing "POT" and the consumption method, for starters. Not to mention USA patented cannabinoïds as "neuro-protectants" some 15 years ago (US 6630507 B1)... So maybe it's not the brain itself which gets affected after all, personally i came to think it's what's put inside that won't measure because it's as intangible as the fire of life: for example, former "re-hab" patients turned into "therapists" (...), so they can do to others what they went through themselves (Ref.: Narconon Trois-Rivières, endorsed by the Scientology sect if i'm not mistaking)... But where are we supposed to scan for such evidence of abusive treatment in a brain anyway?... Yet, what sort of undeniable/durable trauma does that leave!
Or just consider bigot social stigma that can't be justifiable in a context where cannabis is put in perspective with real threats to youth as tobacco, alcohol, gambling, etc., etc. All conveniently over-taxed to serve a prolific sin industry, by the way!
So, naturally i'm in agreement if the opinion is that politicians are the worse possible persons to trust in those matters, that their intrinsic nature causes them to fail facing the options as they've proven it consistently since the national ban of 1923, performed by yet another brave Liberal politician named Henri-Sévérin Béland - an "informed" man with medical background!
This may not be in line with Canadian Media "Monitoring" but that is what i can contribute with, like most other members i still rely on professional paid journalists and mass-media press for the rest. Which is another reason to feel sad for many generations to come.
Good day, have fun!!