With the wheels in motion set for marijuana legalization in Canada founder of Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana, Carla Lowe sat down with three pro pot activists to discuss the marijuana harms and repercussions for Canada under pot legalization.Watch Lowe on The Heat below:
The legalization of marijuana is not really a partisan issue but in Canada a vote in came down to party lines. The House of Commons voted to legalize marijuana last week. They’re following the party line of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Margaret Trudeau, Justin Trudeau’s mother is a victim of marijuana-induced mental illness. At various times, she is quoted as saying that her bipolar disorder came from using marijuana.
Justin Trudeau should know far better than anyone else as to why marijuana is dangerous. His mother lost custody of her three children because of her marijuana use and associated behaviors. She has said that her recovery from the illness came from staying away from marijuana.
Trudeau’s disconnect between his political actions and his own knowledge is rather unbelievable.
Popularity first, protecting the public last
People and politicians who support legalization seem to be affected by money, polls and lobbying groups.
Some politicians who support legalization know it’s a public health risk, but have inscrutable reasons for supporting it. For example, Massachusetts state Senate president Stan Rosenberg was the only high-ranking state official to openly support a ballot to legalize marijuana. Just one month after voting for the amendment, he suggested raising the legal age for purchasing marijuana to 25. At that time, he said that he has seen neurological studies indicating that the brain is not fully developed until age 25. He noted that smoking large quantities of marijuana can affect brain development and have a lifelong impact. Instead of saying it after the fact, Rosenberg should have delivered that message to voters.