“I think of it as a global raspberry, blowing from the lips of cannabis users all over the world towards policy makers, and politicians, and people who are sitting on the fence.”
Another April 20th, another 420 rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery this afternoon.
Craig Jones with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in Canada will be among those lighting up.
He’ll be one of many arguing once again that Canada’s current pot laws are archaic.
“Policy costs of enforcing prohibition against marijuana are astronomical. And they don’t return any benefits to anybody. All they do is clog the courts, and saddle otherwise law-abiding people with criminal records. The police figured this out a long time ago and because Vancouver is Vancouver, they figured it out a lot earlier in Vancouver than they did in the rest of Canada.”
Jones told The Sean Leslie Show in today’s day and age it makes no sense to continue pot prohibition.
“These laws tend to fall heavier on minorities and young persons in rural places. They haven’t come to the conclusion cannabis prohibition is more costly than it’s worth.”
Jones adds 2015 will be a big year for pot activism with the federal election on the horizon.