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Sharing a joint will get you 9 months in jail in Canada!

That is the law in Canada as of today.

So if a cop sees you sharing a joint with someone, you can get arrested and spend nine months in jail doing hard time.

That is considered trafficking.

Growing one pot plant in your home will get you the same sentence, nine months in jail.

Every pot plant the cops find will get you an additional six months.

The war on drugs is very serious in Canada!

by Anonymousreply 2604/20/2013

This is so ridiculous. We went from toying with legalization 10 years ago to this.

Fortunately, when it goes to court, it'll be struck down.

by Anonymousreply 103/13/2012

Who is going to take it to court? There are mandatory minimums now. You get caught with a joint, nine months in the slammer! MANDATORY!

by Anonymousreply 203/13/2012

Canadians voted the Evangelical PM, Stephen Harper, into office. They now pay the price.

Democracy does not guarantee good government, only the right to choose government.

by Anonymousreply 303/13/2012

what about bogarting it all for yourself?

by Anonymousreply 403/13/2012

This can't actually be true right? A mandatory 9 month jail sentence for a joint?

Canada's penal system would be completely overrun.

by Anonymousreply 503/13/2012

Is this why you never speak to that guy from Seattle any more?

by Anonymousreply 603/13/2012

R5 that is what critics are saying, but Canada is taking a step backwards. This is all window dressing to appease the conservative base.

by Anonymousreply 703/13/2012

don't smoke pot if you go to Canada!

by Anonymousreply 803/13/2012

No r8 it should be don't smoke in public. There would have to be a cop at every door step for this to take place.

by Anonymousreply 903/13/2012

But if a cop sees you sharing a joint that is a MANDATORY 9 month sentence for trafficking drugs.

by Anonymousreply 1003/13/2012

I know there are pot smokers who voted conservative. I hope they get arrested first.

by Anonymousreply 1103/13/2012

WTF is this seriously true?

All the weed I smoke comes down from Canada. Skunk nothing special.

Anyway I really thought it was mostly decriminalized up there. I thought it had been that way for a while.

Really thought they were more progressive up there, hmmmm, seems they only want all their citizens to be fucked up alcoholics, just like in the good ol' US of A where you can legally drink yo ass to death.

by Anonymousreply 1203/13/2012

If Willie Nelson was busted with weed, the law would have no choice but to jail him for nine months.

That is the law now in Canada.

by Anonymousreply 1303/13/2012

Did this cause a rift between Bea and Betty?

by Anonymousreply 1403/13/2012

thats ucked up

by Anonymousreply 1503/13/2012

[quote] thats ucked up

So are you, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 1603/13/2012

Well stick to the one-hitter then. Thanks for the tip!

by Anonymousreply 1703/13/2012

I admit it's no 'three strikes' law, but we're trying!

by Anonymousreply 1803/13/2012

They didn't choose him. Dominion Voting Systems did. It was a Trojan horse. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts has never been more true.

by Anonymousreply 1903/13/2012

Sumthin funny going on here

by Anonymousreply 2003/13/2012

Bumping up for 4/20 2013

by Anonymousreply 2104/20/2013

This is reminding me of the old Canadian "found in" laws (I think they're no longer valid?) where if you were at a bar, and there was ANY "lewd" activity (such as fellatio) on the premises, you were guilty of a crime for being there. Period. Minding your own business having a drink = criminal conviction for "morals".

by Anonymousreply 2204/20/2013

What if you just share the smoke with someone and don't pass the joint. I remember doing this years ago, blowing a big hit into someone else's lungs or something like that. I have forgot the specifics except straight guys would do this with each other.

by Anonymousreply 2304/20/2013

Don't be an idiot, R23. It would be the same. If this is true about the mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenses, the SuperMax executives are wetting themselves in glee. They see big profits ahead in Canada.

by Anonymousreply 2404/20/2013

Doesn't Canada have anything like habeas corpus, R2?

by Anonymousreply 2504/20/2013

420 in Vancouver Centre just a few hours ago - not sure what OP is talking about.

Neither the police ,the courts,municipal governments,provincial governments nor the majority of Canadian citizens are interested in enforcing these laws.

by Anonymousreply 2604/20/2013
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