Thursday, October 04, 2007

Marcy Emery is a Double Edged Sword

I am of two minds about Marc Emery. On the one hand, his theatrics’ draw attention to the issue. On the other hand, it is talk like this that keeps it a fringe issue. Marc Emery:

"Marijuana won't kill you and we love marijuana. The five million Canadians who use marijuana cherish it like Christians cherish their religion, or a gourmand cherishes good food.”

The advocates of legalization have made great strides over the years and according to an Angus Reid poll released in June 55% of Canadians favor legalization. The next step for such advocates is to convince one or more of Canada's major political parties that it is in their political interest to pursue legalization.

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