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2017-11-09 09:21:26 AM  
To be fair, the dumbest weed law is prohibition.
 
2017-11-09 09:43:40 AM  
Yup - this country is going to be a giggling moronic mess in July.
Mrs. Henry & the next-door neighbour are already planning their hemp garden for the spring.
 
2017-11-09 10:46:55 AM  
Finally, a reason to go to New Brunswick!
 
2017-11-09 11:30:43 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: To be fair, the dumbest weed law is prohibition.


I wish I could "smart" this x 100.
 
2017-11-09 03:53:36 PM  
They should keep it locked up.....because ZOMG they could have handed out edibles during Halloween.

/I keed.
//Had to shake my head when people where concerned about that in my state (WA).
 
2017-11-09 03:53:43 PM  
Hey, hey, the province I was born in and my parents saw fit to flee at their first earliest opportunity.

And from my experience, the province no American has apparently ever heard of.
 
2017-11-09 03:55:42 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: To be fair, the dumbest weed law is prohibition.


THIS.  Hell, I'll lock up any weed i have if it's legal.
 
2017-11-09 03:56:07 PM  
I moved to NB last year.  There are 750,000 people in the whole province.  The chances that I'm going to see another human being, let alone have one get into my house and touch my stuff, are vanishingly remote.
 
2017-11-09 03:57:11 PM  
In fairness, locking up your weed so your kids can't get it might be a good idea (fark you, kids, get your own!).
 
2017-11-09 03:58:15 PM  
"How to Build a Fallout Shelter Using Nothing but IKEA Furniture"

huh
 
2017-11-09 03:58:57 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Hey, hey, the province I was born in and my parents saw fit to flee at their first earliest opportunity.

And from my experience, the province no American has apparently ever heard of.


Sure we have, they're famous for their bowling alleys and pool tables.
 
2017-11-09 04:01:01 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Hey, hey, the province I was born in and my parents saw fit to flee at their first earliest opportunity.

And from my experience, the province no American has apparently ever heard of.


I have before I moved to Canada! But only because there's a branch of the family there, us Irish folks get around.
 
2017-11-09 04:01:12 PM  

Douggernaut: In fairness, locking up your weed so your kids can't get it might be a good idea (fark you, kids, get your own!).


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2017-11-09 04:01:14 PM  
Once it's been legalized for five years people will get over it and start rescinding these stupid regulations. I don't see why they don't just treat it like cigarettes and tobacco products. They have lots of regulations there and all they'd need to do is amend them and add "and cannabis too".
 
2017-11-09 04:01:53 PM  

Mongo No.5: Tr0mBoNe: To be fair, the dumbest weed law is prohibition.

THIS.  Hell, I'll lock up any weed i have if it's legal.


Yet, we don't have to lock up our prescription drugs. Funny how this all works.
 
2017-11-09 04:02:28 PM  
How locked up? Would a small plastic box with a dial combo be good enough? Because I think you might be able to get those for like $5.
 
2017-11-09 04:02:36 PM  

oldfarthenry: Yup - this country is going to be a giggling moronic mess in July.
Mrs. Henry & the next-door neighbour are already planning their hemp garden for the spring.


"It always smells like a skunk in this neighborhood..."
 
2017-11-09 04:03:42 PM  
It's not like the current medical stuff is sold in child proof containers, or anything.
 
2017-11-09 04:03:48 PM  
It's too bad the Ontario election isn't this year.

We could toss Wynne out the door and get better pot regulations.

I don't want to buy my weed from the gotdammed LCBO. We shouldn't even be buying our booze from the farking LCBO.
 
2017-11-09 04:04:18 PM  

guestguy: oldfarthenry: Yup - this country is going to be a giggling moronic mess in July.
Mrs. Henry & the next-door neighbour are already planning their hemp garden for the spring.

"It always smells like a skunk in this neighborhood..."


Go randomly knock heavily on doors and pretend to be the cops. Pick up any bags that land in the street.
 
2017-11-09 04:04:34 PM  
Hide ya buds, hide your shake because they be rapin' everybody up here
 
2017-11-09 04:05:49 PM  
This is "my friend Becky" levels of stupidity.
 
2017-11-09 04:06:07 PM  

Boo_Guy: It's too bad the Ontario election isn't this year.

We could toss Wynne out the door and get better pot regulations.

I don't want to buy my weed from the gotdammed LCBO. We shouldn't even be buying our booze from the farking LCBO.



Speaking as an America who occasionally visits British Columbia:

YEAH!
 
2017-11-09 04:06:35 PM  
*American
 
2017-11-09 04:07:12 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Mongo No.5: Tr0mBoNe: To be fair, the dumbest weed law is prohibition.

THIS.  Hell, I'll lock up any weed i have if it's legal.

Yet, we don't have to lock up our prescription drugs. Funny how this all works.


IIRC, a Canadian doctor pioneered childproof caps for prescription pill bottles. So, people sorta do lock up their prescriptions.
 
2017-11-09 04:07:37 PM  
I bet potheads in Canada always pass and never bogart.
 
2017-11-09 04:10:20 PM  

wildcardjack: Tr0mBoNe: Mongo No.5: Tr0mBoNe: To be fair, the dumbest weed law is prohibition.

THIS.  Hell, I'll lock up any weed i have if it's legal.

Yet, we don't have to lock up our prescription drugs. Funny how this all works.

IIRC, a Canadian doctor pioneered childproof caps for prescription pill bottles. So, people sorta do lock up their prescriptions.


True. But, teenagers can open those.
 
2017-11-09 04:11:01 PM  
I guess I see the logic for locking it up - could mess up a toddler pretty badly, right? That said, a childproof lid might do the same. I guess there's no law saying you have to childproof your house or your perscription drugs, right?
 
2017-11-09 04:13:22 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: wildcardjack: Tr0mBoNe: Mongo No.5: Tr0mBoNe: To be fair, the dumbest weed law is prohibition.

THIS.  Hell, I'll lock up any weed i have if it's legal.

Yet, we don't have to lock up our prescription drugs. Funny how this all works.

IIRC, a Canadian doctor pioneered childproof caps for prescription pill bottles. So, people sorta do lock up their prescriptions.

True. But, teenagers can open those.



Not to mention people who are in your residence during an open house:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/open-hou​s​e-keep-an-eye-on-those-prescription-dr​ugs/
 
2017-11-09 04:14:28 PM  

Douggernaut: In fairness, locking up your weed so your kids can't get it might be a good idea (fark you, kids, get your own!).


In fairness most kids who in high school probably have better weed already.
 
2017-11-09 04:15:20 PM  

The_Sponge: Boo_Guy: It's too bad the Ontario election isn't this year.

We could toss Wynne out the door and get better pot regulations.

I don't want to buy my weed from the gotdammed LCBO. We shouldn't even be buying our booze from the farking LCBO.


Speaking as an America who occasionally visits British Columbia:

YEAH!


Well you can buy beer in some grocery stores now so that's something at least, mine cleared out the fruit juice / sports drink aisle and smushed it into the bottled water aisle to sell it.

Quebec sells beer in corner stores, although they lock it up after 11pm now supposedly because they were sick of the drunks that got tossed out of the bars / clubs continuing their drunk by getting more from the stores.
 
2017-11-09 04:16:28 PM  

Boo_Guy: don't want to buy my weed from the gotdammed LCBO. We shouldn't even be buying our booze from the farking LCBO.


I like the LCBO - raises a ton of money for useful things like hospitals, always nice and clean, has pretty good selection. That said, the Sobeys near me now sells beer and it is handy as fark.

I would be totally happy with an SAQ-style approach - hard liquor in the gov't stores, beer and wine at the dep. I hear people saying there's more beer/wine selection in Alberta, not sure about Quebec or other provinces with a mixed model, and no idea if it's true either way.
 
2017-11-09 04:16:49 PM  

Boo_Guy: Well you can buy beer in some grocery stores now so that's something at least, mine cleared out the fruit juice / sports drink aisle and smushed it into the bottled water aisle to sell it.

Quebec sells beer in corner stores, although they lock it up after 11pm now supposedly because they were sick of the drunks that got tossed out of the bars / clubs continuing their drunk by getting more from the stores.



Ah....well that's good.

My last trip was in 2015, and I remember having to buy beer at the state-run store.
 
2017-11-09 04:18:43 PM  

The_Sponge: My last trip was in 2015, and I remember having to buy beer at the state-run store.


It's cute how much this confuses Americans! :) :)
 
2017-11-09 04:19:34 PM  
Ontario's only planning on opening up 40 shops that sell weed in the whole province? Before the first raids there were about 6 shops within walking distance from my house (that covered about 2 blocks).

I'm glad they're regulating things but that kind of seems inadequate to the demand.
 
2017-11-09 04:20:35 PM  

Cynicism101: The_Sponge: My last trip was in 2015, and I remember having to buy beer at the state-run store.

It's cute how much this confuses Americans! :) :)



My jimmies were slightly rustled, but at least the liquor store in Whistler wasn't too far from the grocery store.

On the bright side, the liquor store had Lowenbrau....which I have not see in the U.S. for a long time.
 
2017-11-09 04:22:41 PM  

Cynicism101: The_Sponge: My last trip was in 2015, and I remember having to buy beer at the state-run store.

It's cute how much this confuses Americans! :) :)


*Pennsylvania clears its throat*
 
2017-11-09 04:23:29 PM  
More farsical regulations around legalization.  It's very strange to see the degree to which politicians are for doing this, because it's popular with a majority of the electorate, yet they all act like their dog just died when talking about it in any way.  I suppose because it lays bare all the decades of reefer madness nonsense as exactly that, and they still have to pander to the geezer vote who are still convinced its the devil's weed.  But across the board the plans are idiotic and not going to put a dent in the black market.  40 stores wouldn't even be enough to serve Toronto and the surrounding burbs, let alone the whole province.  And the current plan is to set the price at $10 a gram when you get easily find top shelf stuff for $7.  The whole purposes of the govt stores here in ON will be to drive the dispenseries out of business, create union jobs that will be predisposed to vote Liberal and make sure that production licenses only go to connected Liberal insiders.  Not that the PCs are any different, but the Ontario Libs don't do anything without figuring out their angle to make money for the cronies and try to keep themselves in power.  Ontario is the world political capital of BSAB.
 
2017-11-09 04:23:31 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: wildcardjack: Tr0mBoNe: Mongo No.5: Tr0mBoNe: To be fair, the dumbest weed law is prohibition.

THIS.  Hell, I'll lock up any weed i have if it's legal.

Yet, we don't have to lock up our prescription drugs. Funny how this all works.

IIRC, a Canadian doctor pioneered childproof caps for prescription pill bottles. So, people sorta do lock up their prescriptions.

True. But, teenagers can open those.


Have you been on YouTube? Whatever cheap you lock it in, you can get into.
 
2017-11-09 04:23:32 PM  

Cynicism101: Boo_Guy: don't want to buy my weed from the gotdammed LCBO. We shouldn't even be buying our booze from the farking LCBO.

I like the LCBO - raises a ton of money for useful things like hospitals, always nice and clean, has pretty good selection. That said, the Sobeys near me now sells beer and it is handy as fark.

I would be totally happy with an SAQ-style approach - hard liquor in the gov't stores, beer and wine at the dep. I hear people saying there's more beer/wine selection in Alberta, not sure about Quebec or other provinces with a mixed model, and no idea if it's true either way.


Selection isn't an issue here in Alberta. It's all private liquor stores, and there are LOTS of them. One place here has 1500 different kinds of beer. We have wine stores that are farking huge. Hopefully they let marijuana be treated similar to alcohol and tobacco and let the same stores sell it.
 
2017-11-09 04:23:38 PM  

sdd2000: Douggernaut: In fairness, locking up your weed so your kids can't get it might be a good idea (fark you, kids, get your own!).

In fairness most kids who in high school probably have better weed already.


Well yeah, once they can drive you have them get your weed for you.  Until then the little freeloaders better keep away from my bud.
 
2017-11-09 04:24:13 PM  

Subtonic: Cynicism101: The_Sponge: My last trip was in 2015, and I remember having to buy beer at the state-run store.

It's cute how much this confuses Americans! :) :)

*Pennsylvania clears its throat*



Not being able to buy beer at grocery stores is anti-American, damn it!
 
2017-11-09 04:25:01 PM  
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2017-11-09 04:25:31 PM  

Subtonic: Cynicism101: The_Sponge: My last trip was in 2015, and I remember having to buy beer at the state-run store.

It's cute how much this confuses Americans! :) :)

*Pennsylvania clears its throat*


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol​i​c_beverage_control_state

Technically, Utah is the closest to how things happen in parts of Canada.

Government liquor stores are closed on government holidays - which until recently was a chaotic experience around here. They allow private sales now... so it's easier to get booze when the LC is closed.
 
2017-11-09 04:25:51 PM  

Boo_Guy: It's too bad the Ontario election isn't this year.

We could toss Wynne out the door and get better pot regulations.

I don't want to buy my weed from the gotdammed LCBO. We shouldn't even be buying our booze from the farking LCBO.


Throw out Wynne and elect who exactly? The PCs? They seem content to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, and that's all they're good at. The NDP? Lol.

You guys are stuck with Liberals forever, my friend.
 
2017-11-09 04:26:11 PM  
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2017-11-09 04:33:23 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Subtonic: Cynicism101: The_Sponge: My last trip was in 2015, and I remember having to buy beer at the state-run store.

It's cute how much this confuses Americans! :) :)

*Pennsylvania clears its throat*

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcoholi​c_beverage_control_state

Technically, Utah is the closest to how things happen in parts of Canada.

Government liquor stores are closed on government holidays - which until recently was a chaotic experience around here. They allow private sales now... so it's easier to get booze when the LC is closed.


How hard is it for people to shop ahead of time?
 
2017-11-09 04:34:14 PM  

Cynicism101: Boo_Guy: don't want to buy my weed from the gotdammed LCBO. We shouldn't even be buying our booze from the farking LCBO.

I like the LCBO - raises a ton of money for useful things like hospitals, always nice and clean, has pretty good selection. That said, the Sobeys near me now sells beer and it is handy as fark.

I would be totally happy with an SAQ-style approach - hard liquor in the gov't stores, beer and wine at the dep. I hear people saying there's more beer/wine selection in Alberta, not sure about Quebec or other provinces with a mixed model, and no idea if it's true either way.


I like that the LCBO makes the government money as well and they are nice stores, the people running them get paid decently as well. Despite all that they and the beer stores still shouldn't be a monopoly, they should have to compete with anyone else who wants to sell (and can jump through the proper regulatory loops). They already did this before anyway, if you live out in some tiny place it's likely that the town's corner or general store is also the LCBO, it didn't cause anarchy and drunken children to line the streets either.

The problem the LCBO has and that their pot stores are going to have is every store is a carbon copy of all the others, there's no variety, there are no stores that specialize in one thing, or stores that sell weird / niche stuff, there are no giant booze barns, they all sell the exact same thing.
 
2017-11-09 04:34:44 PM  
Alberta is backward in many ways, but they are planning to treat cannabis basically like a combo of alcohol and tobacco.  i.e. private stores, can't smoke in public, do what you want at home, including grow your own.

Seems like a sensible approach for a province that is considered very conservative.
 
2017-11-09 04:36:08 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: Ontario's only planning on opening up 40 shops that sell weed in the whole province? Before the first raids there were about 6 shops within walking distance from my house (that covered about 2 blocks).

I'm glad they're regulating things but that kind of seems inadequate to the demand.


They plan on starting with 40. I would imagine that eventually any place that currently supports an lcbo will also get a pot store.
 
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