Calgary 420 Cannabis Community
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (September 2014)
THE ‘WAR ON DRUGS’ HAS FAILED
Summery of recommendations:
"Putting health and community safety first requires a fundamental reorientation of policy priorities and resources, from failed punitive enforcement to proven health and social interventions."
"Stop criminalizing people for drug use and possession – and stop imposing compulsory treatment on people whose only offense is drug use or possession. "
"Allow and encourage diverse experiments in legally regulating markets in currently illicit drugs, beginning with but not limited to cannabis, coca leaf and certain novel psychoactive substances."
"Rely on alternatives to incarceration for non-violent, low-level participants in illicit drug markets such as farmers, couriers and others involved in the production, transport and sale of illicit drugs."
"Take advantage of the opportunity presented by the upcoming UNGASS in 2016 to reform the global drug policy regime. "
"Focus on reducing the power of criminal organizations as well as the violence and insecurity that result from their competition with both one another and the state." Download full report at
Download full report at Global_Commission_Report_English.pdf
Jesse Tahirali, CTVNews.ca
Trudeau hit back at the allegations, not only defending his position, but questioning whether Fantino’s approach of criminalized marijuana was more dangerous for youth.
“I’ve been very clear that we need to control and regulate marijuana use to protect our young people from marijuana use,” Trudeau said at a press conference, adding that marijuana sales right now fund criminal organizations.
The New York Times
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Liam is six years old. He is Canada’s youngest medical marijuana user.
The day before Liam began using marijuana, he had 67 violent seizures, each lasting three to four minutes. In the 10 days after he began using it, he had one small seizure. He was riding horses, going on boat rides, and doing all the regular stuff you’d hope a six year-old gets to do. Google him. He gives the Jerry Maguire kid a run for his money.
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