What are the Tories smoking?
No, Harper, growing marijuana is not a "serious crime." Not according to most Canadians who view the "dangers" of marijuana on a par with the dangers of stray golf balls.
He said that crack dealers, marijuana grow operators and crystal meth manufacturers "have to know that if they are caught, they will not get a slap on the wrist."
"They will go to prison," Harper told a crowd in Burnaby, B.C.
"It is a serious crime, and they will do serious time."
"A Conservative government will not reintroduce the Liberal plan to decriminalize the possession of marijuana, and we will never endorse the NDP idea of legalizing it outright," the Conservative leader said.In other words, a Conservative government is not really interested in individual liberty. Instead, it is interested in producing more criminals, and pursuing an archaic and barbaric policy of throwing people with artificially induced munchies into the clink.
It's disingenuous of the Tories to call the idea of legalization an NDP idea, especially in light of the Fraser Institute's support of legalization, and the Senate Report that also urged legalization (not decriminalization), of marijuana.
This is such a backwards and horrendous idea. I thought Harper was a classical liberal (that's what he told me, anyway, I guess a long time ago now). I guess not.