War on drugs going to pot

There are 5 comments on the The Winnipeg Free Press story from Nov 30, 2012, titled War on drugs going to pot. In it, The Winnipeg Free Press reports that:

A two-country online survey by Angus Reid Public Opinion showed 57 per cent of Canadians and 54 per cent of Americans support the legalization of the drug and said it should be "readily available for those who want to use it." Michael Weinrath, the chairman of the department of criminal justice at the University of Winnipeg, said the advantages to ... (more)

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Vancouver, Canada

#2 Nov 30, 2012
Smoking cigarettes should be banned, except in the case of religious practice i.e. Native American/Canadian spiritual rituals. In which case the tobacco used should be organically grown & regulated.

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Nov 30, 2012
Sharp, pointy things should be banned also, except for religious sacrifice purposes of course.

As a matter of fact, we should have a Federal Ministry of Banning Things come to think of it.

I'm sure if the Minister was kept in a smoke filled room long enough, he'd lift the ban on marijuana.

Kitchener, Canada

#4 Nov 30, 2012
NWO you're right. How the hell are cigarettes legal when they kill thousands of people every year. Aren't they like the second cause of highest deaths per year after alcohol? Like seriously the governments don't give a shit about our health they care about money. Cannabis is natural, it comes from the earth and I hate to see even nature itself being controlled by these people who call themselves our "leaders". If anything they're not leading us they're just holding us back.

Vancouver, Canada

#7 Nov 30, 2012
Not to mention the potential revenue brought in from the many uses of hemp .

Here are some of its most important applications:

- Food and Nutrition
- Body Care
- Paper
- Fabric, Textiles, and Rope
- Fuel
- Plastic Alternatives
- Building Materials


Winnipeg, Canada

#8 Dec 1, 2012
I believe that hemp is legal in Canada...not sure about the States.

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