Canadian Prime Minister is implementing new laws that will put people some cannabis growers in jail longer than sex offenders. For instance, someone growing 201 plants in a rental property would receive a longer mandatory jail sentence than someone who rapes a toddler or forces a 5 year old to have sex with an animal…
A pedophile who gets a child to watch pornography with him, or a pervert exposing himself to kids at a playground, would receive a minimum 90-day sentence, half the term of a man convicted of growing six pot plants in his own home.
The maximum sentence for growing marijuana would double from seven to 14 years, the same maximum applied to someone using a weapon during a child rape, and four years more than for someone sexually assaulting a kid without using a weapon.
It greatly saddens me to see this sort of back-stepping by governments around the world. We need to be moving forward, regulating and legalising all drugs not just cannabis. Especially if we want a safer community for ourselves and our children. Upping the punishment for growers is only going to make the trade all the more lucrative for those who think they won’t get caught and can make more money while others go to jail. It also puts non-violent ‘criminals’ in jail for longer than those who really pose a severe threat to members of the community. So it’s it time we stopped…?
Jimmy Carter once said:
When the legal side effects of a substance cause more harm to a person than the side effects of the substance itself, we have an injustice!