In the latest example of hypocrisy, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Canadians should avoid consuming cannabis to protect their health.
One of the main benefits of legalizing cannabis is reducing the stigma associated with consuming it.
People consume weed for lots of reasons. Medical patients use it to treat a variety of illnesses, others use it to relax, and some people simply want to get super high (there’s nothing wrong with that).
But beyond actually legalizing it, the Canadian government seems to have very little interest in de-stigmatizing cannabis. Since the beginning, the messaging we’ve heard has focused on thin moral arguments like keeping weed out of the hands of children and getting gangsters out of stairwells. A year in, we haven’t moved far away from that rhetoric.
– Read the entire article at Vice.