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(CBC)   Canada introduces mandatory prison terms for people "selling" marijuana in another move of "copy our southern neighbor's failing policy"   (cbc.ca) divider line 384
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2012-03-12 08:02:37 PM
Which southern neighbor subby? There's like 4 or 5 countries in North America south of Canada
 
2012-03-12 08:16:31 PM
I can't think of a single Canadian I know who actually thinks this is a good idea.
 
2012-03-12 08:17:07 PM
from the comments:
Let the abuses of the Canadian people begin. Cue the imperial march.

Cue (new window)
 
2012-03-12 08:58:49 PM

tuffsnake: Which southern neighbor subby? There's like 4 or 5 countries in North America south of Canada


I'll give you a clue. It is a country known for pushing their laws/policies on other countries. (Although in this case Canada appears to be jumping right in)
 
2012-03-12 09:01:29 PM
Follow the money. Private prisons will have to address their next issue: overcrowding.

Nice job, eh, Canadian voters...
 
2012-03-12 09:03:12 PM
"These are very reasonable measures. They go after those who sexually exploit children, people in the child pornography business and it goes after drug traffickers, so this will be welcomed particularly by victims, those involved with law enforcement, and as we know, Canadians are supportive of what we are doing in this area," Nicholson told reporters

By "victims" he means "people deprived of their ganja".
 
2012-03-12 09:06:10 PM
Oh god, the domestic spying bill passed.

Go fark yourself, Stephen Harper. fark you, fark your party, and fark all your cronies. Add me to your super-duper reverse-vampire shiatlist. I don't care. Assholes like you make me wish I wasn't an atheist--because I wish I could believe there was a Hell waiting for you.
 
2012-03-12 09:14:27 PM

MidnightSkulker: I can't think of a single Canadian I know who actually thinks this is a good idea.


Oil money will rot you to the core.
 
2012-03-12 09:14:57 PM

NeedlesslyCanadian: Oh god, the domestic spying bill passed.

Go fark yourself, Stephen Harper. fark you, fark your party, and fark all your cronies. Add me to your super-duper reverse-vampire shiatlist. I don't care. Assholes like you make me wish I wasn't an atheist--because I wish I could believe there was a Hell waiting for you.


Is there some kind of low information nut job religious fundie stuff going on up there? Because that's the only explanation I have for the far right in the US.
 
2012-03-12 09:18:00 PM
You're either with us, or a pedophile. - Harper government
 
2012-03-12 09:19:48 PM

TeachingRoland: You're either with us, or a pedophile. - Harper government


When they first tried that tactic I laughed. I didn't think there was a chance in hell it would work.
 
2012-03-12 09:22:14 PM
They must have privatized prisons.
 
2012-03-12 09:29:01 PM

effexca: TeachingRoland: You're either with us, or a pedophile. - Harper government

When they first tried that tactic I laughed. I didn't think there was a chance in hell it would work.


It has to be the most insulting, pandering shiat I've ever heard from this government, and that's saying something.
 
2012-03-12 09:34:14 PM
What happened to you, Canada? You used to be cool.
 
2012-03-12 09:35:22 PM
You will never stop Ricky!
 
2012-03-12 09:36:24 PM

tuffsnake: Which southern neighbor subby? There's like 4 or 5 countries in North America south of Canada


And as they are all at least a couple thousand miles away from Canada, it would be hard to consider them 'neighbors'.
 
2012-03-12 09:36:50 PM
If American influence had no effect on Canadian politics, I'm pretty sure that pot would be legalized.

Then again, I'm living in the Vancouver area, so maybe my view of the Canadian consensus is a little biased, or slightly hazy.
 
2012-03-12 09:37:35 PM

"More people will be put behind bars, and for longer, and will be released without rehabilitation and will be more likely to commit more crimes, said Harris."


Viva Estados Unidos Canada!

 
2012-03-12 09:37:42 PM

TeachingRoland: tuffsnake: Which southern neighbor subby? There's like 4 or 5 countries in North America south of Canada

I'll give you a clue. It is a country known for pushing their laws/policies on other countries. (Although in this case Canada appears to be jumping right in)


Well most US states dont have mandatory jailtime for pot, if its small amounts most cops will just destroy it and send you on your way, at worst you get a ticket for less than an ounce in most places and only get arrested if you have a shiat load or its obvious you are trafficking the drug.
 
2012-03-12 09:38:36 PM
Marijuana is a huge industry in Western Canada.

Also, isn't it basically legal in Vancouver?
 
2012-03-12 09:38:44 PM
I don't know a whole lot about Canada but from what I can tell this Harper guy and his pals appear to be taking giant sh*ts on everything they can find.
 
2012-03-12 09:39:08 PM
WTF Canada? Your supposed to be better than us. WTF?
 
2012-03-12 09:39:41 PM
The vote on this issue actually took place on May 2, 2011. Everything since then was merely a formality.
 
2012-03-12 09:39:51 PM
Monkey see, monkey do.
 
2012-03-12 09:40:04 PM

steamingpile: TeachingRoland: tuffsnake: Which southern neighbor subby? There's like 4 or 5 countries in North America south of Canada

I'll give you a clue. It is a country known for pushing their laws/policies on other countries. (Although in this case Canada appears to be jumping right in)

Well most US states dont have mandatory jailtime for pot, if its small amounts most cops will just destroy it and send you on your way, at worst you get a ticket for less than an ounce in most places and only get arrested if you have a shiat load or its obvious you are trafficking the drug.


Yes, they "destroy" it.
 
2012-03-12 09:40:07 PM

elffster: You will never stop Ricky!


Or the Swayze Express.
 
2012-03-12 09:40:18 PM
fark! Now where am I supposed to go when I need to flee this country?
 
2012-03-12 09:40:28 PM
Private prisons. Am i right? Gots to get the prison corporations on the tax rolls of the citizens. Conservatives like to reward their friends in the prison business. Keep it up Canada, you'll be just like Florida in a few more years.
 
2012-03-12 09:40:59 PM

Hypothetical Imperative: I don't know a whole lot about Canada but from what I can tell this Harper guy and his pals appear to be taking giant sh*ts on everything they can find.


That pretty much sums it up, yeah.
 
2012-03-12 09:41:11 PM
"failed" subby, it's a failed policy
 
jvl
2012-03-12 09:42:52 PM

vernonFL: Marijuana is a huge industry in Western Canada.

Also, isn't it basically legal in Vancouver?


No, it is not legal anywhere in Canada. Vancouver, like San Francisco, chooses not to enforce the law as a general rule.
 
2012-03-12 09:43:32 PM
Doesn't Canada have big problems with Asian gangs and organized crime, drugs and human smuggling and stuff?
 
2012-03-12 09:44:04 PM
So Corrections Corporation of Canada is starting up operations? Do they contractually mandate 90% occupancy as well?
 
2012-03-12 09:44:11 PM
Disgusting.
 
2012-03-12 09:46:05 PM
Best part is that they cannot get their story straight on why this need this legislation. Harper and company have been pushing the line that it's necessary in order to get the "big fish" in trafficking organizations, but one of their cronies took to CBC Radio last week to state that no, the intention is to sweep up everyone...a big enough net will catch the big fish and the small alike.

Even better, his justification? Many of these individuals caught selling drugs (or at least in possession of them) lack the skills desired by employers, which is why they're peddling the demon weed. But by shipping them en masse to prison with minimum sentences, they will be able to take advantage of the renowned (note: not actually renowned, frequently non-existent and always underfunded) skill-development programs in Canada's prison system. See, people? We're sending small-time non-violent offenders to prison for several months or more to help them. How hard is that to understand?
 
2012-03-12 09:49:08 PM
Just look at what a smashing success mandatory drug sentencing has been over here!
 
2012-03-12 09:50:15 PM

davidphogan: What happened to you, Canada? You used to be cool.


Came here to post this, verbatim.
 
2012-03-12 09:50:44 PM
goddammitsomuch
 
2012-03-12 09:51:05 PM
And Canadians think they're smart . . .
 
2012-03-12 09:51:05 PM
The war on drugs has been an abysmal failure and to some extent needs to be abandoned or at least heavily modified in order to be effective.

Now, about that 'war on poverty'...
 
2012-03-12 09:51:06 PM

Yakk: Yes, they "destroy" it.


Well my sister does, but then shes never taken any drugs at all, even as a kid or in college, shes got an attitude problem or something......

JK, shes still level headed and not a bad cop, shes the rare fair cop who doesnt feel the need to be a dick and screw people over for the hell of it or maybe shes lazy and just doesnt want to do the paperwork.
 
2012-03-12 09:53:12 PM

Albino Squid: Best part is that they cannot get their story straight on why this need this legislation. Harper and company have been pushing the line that it's necessary in order to get the "big fish" in trafficking organizations, but one of their cronies took to CBC Radio last week to state that no, the intention is to sweep up everyone...a big enough net will catch the big fish and the small alike.


Yes because this has stopped the drug trade every where else this policy has been implemented........

vernonFL: Just look at what a smashing success mandatory drug sentencing has been over here!


Well again, I dont think there are any mandatory pot sentences in the states, they reserve that for the drugs only black people use.........
 
2012-03-12 09:53:29 PM

MidnightSkulker: I can't think of a single Canadian I know who actually thinks this is a good idea.


im a canadian who completely repulsed by this. what will this do the price of weed?
 
2012-03-12 09:54:09 PM
O CANADA

/how could you???
 
2012-03-12 09:54:49 PM
Goddammitsomuch! 'King' Harper has gone too far! Fark you Harper. Fark You!
 
2012-03-12 09:56:03 PM

some_beer_drinker: MidnightSkulker: I can't think of a single Canadian I know who actually thinks this is a good idea.

im a canadian who completely repulsed by this. what will this do the price of weed?


I'm Canadian myself, which was kind of my point. Even my conservative-leaning friends think this is dumb.

I not partake, so I have no idea how this will change the price of weed. Last I heard, it costs about the same in e US as it does here, so I don't imagine it'll change much.
 
2012-03-12 09:56:26 PM
WHY DO POLITICIANS ALWAYS DOUBLE DOWN ON DERP. RULE NUMBER ONE IS: NEVER DOUBLE DOWN ON DERP!
 
2012-03-12 09:56:26 PM
What the hell happened to Canada lately? Seriously? Everything I hear from there lately is about them censoring someone, screwing over some group of people or dialing the police state up a notch or two.

Let me guess... they got invaded by "small government conservatives"?
 
2012-03-12 09:56:39 PM

ADHD Adult: Goddammitsomuch! 'King' Harper has gone too far! Fark you Harper. Fark You!


this a million times over! somebody please assaninate that coont!
 
2012-03-12 09:56:41 PM
no no no...

not far enough south...

Mexico president hints legalizing drugs may be needed (new window)

someone get those canucks a map...
 
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