Thursday's HOT MIC
As if Canada's descent from a country that punched well above its weight in two world wars and held its head high internationally to a fifth-rate suburb of Minneapolis and Hong Kong wasn't happening fast enough... soon enough you'll be able to toke your way to oblivion from Halifax to Vancouver:
The government of Canada on Thursday released a plan to legalize recreational marijuana use across the country by July 2018. With a solid Liberal majority in government, the plan is widely expected to become law, but it would leave the details of implementation, including commercial regulations, to individual provinces.
The bill’s backers framed it as an effort to reduce adolescent drug use and take profits out of the black market. “Criminal prohibition has failed to protect our kids and our communities,” Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the Justice Minister and one of the architects of the legislation, said at a news conference. The bill will “make Canada safer,” added Blair, a former Toronto police chief.
Um, no. What it will do, however, is make Canada stupider. If the U.S. thinks it has a security problem on its southern border, wait til it sees what Canada eventually becomes.