Stephen Harper miscalculated the cannabis issue, and this was the wedge Justin Trudeau used to get him on the defensive.
It worked, and, while Harper sounded infinitely dumb trying to
campaign against a plant that everyone knows is benign and medical,
Trudeau rode the popularity contest to power.
Now, legalizing should be simple – take it out the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
But the Liberals have said the process could take from 30 days to two years.
This isn’t surprising since we’re not dealing with a “liberal” government in the traditional sense of the word.
That is, one that respects the voluntary associations and contractual exchanges of individuals in a free civil society.
We’re long past those days.