RE: When Big Tobacco has a solid case you know there are problems by Mark Bonokoski. Canadian governments have spent many millions to dissuade young people taking up smoking tobacco, including requiring cancer-related photos on packaging. Polls show it is having positive results with fewer young people taking up the addictive and health damaging habit. This is another troubling aspect of PM Sunny Ways legalizing pot, a more harmful and addictive substance, then not requiring the same type of packaging as cigarettes. Not only is this likely lead to more young people smoking pot, it is another huge gift to organized crime. Along with allowing personal grow ops and poorly drafted, hard to enforce new pot laws. Big tobacco definitely has a legitimate case!
(The rollout of cannabis legislation seems rushed and all over the map.)Stop Pot is a non-partisan grassroots campaign started by citizens concerned about the damaging health effects, both physical and mental, of marijuana. We are also concerned about the impact of marijuana on the environment.