In case you have been sleeping under a rock for the last few years or have had kids and only watch cartoons… it has happened. Canada Officially Legalized Recreational Cannabis at midnight on October 17, 2018.
“A date which will live in infamy”…”This is one for the history books”…”We spend a great deal of time studying history, which, let’s face it, is mostly the history of stupidity.”
What will be the famous quote for this Canadian historical event…”It’s about time..eh!!”.
You have now became the largest country in the world with a national legal marijuana marketplace.
BONUS – Hours before a federal official told The Associated Press that Canada will pardon all those with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the now-legal threshold. That’s just about an ounce…but it’s a start.
Enjoy it. The US is not going to let you have all the glory or revenue for too long.
The war on this “drug” has ruined so many lives, several generations and derailed the potential future of so many people that could contribute to the creation of so many good things…in so many different ways.
The next step is clearing the “criminal records” of those who were railroaded, imprisoned or bullied into pleading by prosecutors and law enforcement who are allowed to use every trick in the book (they wrote). It’s time to bring those to light…in so many different ways.
The step after that is compensating for the lost time, the money, the life savings and potential that were taken away in the process of defending ones self or the time spent in prison. There is no price for lost time which can not be returned. There is no dollar amount that can be accurately calculated. For every one dollar should be estimated as losing twenty…in so many different ways
As the process of legalization creeps it’s way through the USA let us not become sheep. Let us move forward, work harder and create.
Of course the human factors such a power, greed and corruption will still play a part in the legalization process and business part but it will be under a different light.
Of course it will take generations of law enforcement to get the concept of recreational cannabis. They will still find away to make money and destroy lives but it will be under a different light.
Of course the Government will tax it, figure out how to control it and continue to cause conflicts about it so they can keep spending our money and keeping their jobs. That’s human nature… but now it will be under a different light.
Of course there will those who will oppose it and those who want more of it. As long as we don’t pound each other into submission that’s how compromise and progress happens. With cannabis being legal the battle will now be (yes I am going to say it just to mess with the robots)… under a different light.
Let these historical moments be one of the good victories for the people who were victimized by the system.
Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry. If you or someone you know is facing charges as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise, or any other charges please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer. Attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
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