Socializing the Legalization of Cannabis

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As much as we might try to avoid polarizing conversations with family over the holidays, the upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada is a hot topic. And for that reason, we are here with some tips on how to make your case, and back it up!


 

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Improved quality + safety for consumers

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Legalization results in standards for product quality and safety and this reduces risks to consumers that exist when the product is purchased in the black market.

 

 

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Ability for governments to generate tax revenue

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Governments will generate tax revenue that can be used for more police, schools, hospitals, etc. Tax revenue can also be spent on public education about cannabis and drug impaired driving....

 

 

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More scientific research about cannabis

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When cannabis is a legal product, it gets studied more thoroughly by the scientific community, leading to more research opportunities and a better understanding about the plant and its properties.

 

 

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Better selection and more control for consumers

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When the product is legal, consumers have more choices about the strains they consume as well as the methods of consumption, putting power into the hand of the consumers.

 

 

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More jobs for people and economic diversification

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The industry needs product growers, sellers, accountants, lawyers, scientists, safety and security experts, transportation and logistics companies and many, many more.

 

 

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Less revenue for organized crime

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Cannabis is by far the most widely used black market substance. By making cannabis legal recreationally, organized crime groups will lose this revenue source.

 

 

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Wider access for medical use

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Cannabis is effective for treating health conditions such as Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, post traumatic stress disorder, difficulty sleeping, joint and muscle pain.

 

 

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Prohibition has simply not been effective

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Despite cannabis being illegal for several decades it is widely consumed and continues to be a popular substance. Prohibition has simply not worked, so its time for a different approach.

 
Courtenay Davidson