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Letter: All in favour, say “high”

If you buy some cannabis at an NSLC outlet and it doesn’t meet with your approval, you can return it to the store you purchased it from.
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Well, the weed deed is done. All hail Canada’s yuppie PM Just-in-time Trudeau.

If anyone knows about growing up in the “pot” culture, it would certainly be the yuppies who came out of the 1970s and 1980s. If you can’t smoke it legally on the hill, what are you gonna do? Get all the potheads together and pass legislation to make things right in the Ottawa and the rest of Canada. I wonder what good ol’ dad would have said to his son if he were alive today.

Perhaps the PM did learn from his father “Just watch me” do the unthinkable.

After all it’s the Canadian thing to do. You can’t have relatives, friends, citizens, voters going to jail over a little smoke. Surely not?

Can you ever imagine the very conservative Mr. Scheer doing something similar? Not on your conservative dollar, you won’t.

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If you wait long enough things really will take a 180-degree turn. What was old is new again. What was unlawful is now legal. Let those who were jailed be set free to smoke again.

Who would have thought? What has been a pressure cooker for the court system and police across the country for much of the 20th century and into the 21st, is now legitimized. God save the Liberal Party of Canada. Of more immediate concern to consumers are the pros and cons on indulging in cannabis selectis.

Pros

(1) Parks Canada has given its blessing and says that “it” can be smoked at campsites and that users will no longer be required to hide behind large trees while pretending they are moose, grunting and grinding in heat.

(2) One can grow up to four plants in one’s home for personal consumption — no questions asked; except by your five year old: “Mom, what are you smoking now? That stinks, yuk, I’m telling my teacher.” Don’t you dare put that on the internet.

(3) Gets police off the hook and frees up their valuable time and efforts for more worthy pursuits. Tax dodgers beware. Canada will save untold hundreds of millions yearly on its befuddled, overworked court and policing system.

(4) Canadians can now rest assured that its Members of Parliament will be dancing with the opposition, in the aisles, during Question Period and on impartial committees. Sorry, that should be in the Cons.

Cons

(1) It’s expensive, won’t last long and I’m a senior on a pension. My suggestion is that all seniors (with photo ID) should be allowed a 10 to 15 per cent discount; many of us are silently suffering with various medical issues that it would be a positive move by any pot store to encourage seniors to get out and about and spend their money.

(2) It’s another worry on the road for senior drivers. If you see a vehicle swaying to the music or not, on both sides of the road and, if it isn’t the police, get off the road immediately and call the police. It very well could be a person intoxicated with “cannabis couldn’t careless.” If at all, do not approach this person, unless you have a minimum of $10 and a zip lock bag.

(3) Do not discriminate based on age. Please ensure that all stores selling cannabis delicious are friendly to seniors with wheel chair accessibility and wide doors. We certainly don’t want to be falling up or down any steps just to get a few herbs for the brownies.

(4) No snowbirds, you cannot take your pot with you when you go to Florida for six months. Another reason to stay in Canada for the winter.

Have to go now, organizing a small neighborhood baking party for some friends on the block. I’m sure we’ll all be up past 9 p.m. tonight; wish us luck.

Finally, something positive and creative for seniors to do. Good friends getting together for diverse, in-depth discussion and some good Newfoundland hash.

Really, does it get any better? Oct. 17 should be a National Holiday in Canada.

All in favour, say “high.”

P.J. Dwyer

Gander

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