10 July 2007

True North, stoned and free

The 2007 World Drug Report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says that 16.8 per cent of Canadians aged 15 to 64 smoked marijuana or used another cannabis product in 2006.

The world average is 3.8 per cent.

Happily for Canadian smokers the retail price per gram is half of that of the United States, and the purity is rated at least three times that of our southern neighbours, but can be as much as 10 times as potent.

RELATED: I admit it... I inhaled
What I remember about smoking dope was that it made you loll around on that dusty old couch in somebody's partially finished basement... listening endlessly to the same Steppenwolf 8-track tape... on a stereo cranked up so high it would've sterilised a labrador retriever.

LAST WORD: Pot busts way up

Cos' dumbass stoners don't take civics anymore.
-- OTTAWA (CP) -- The number of people arrested for smoking pot rose dramatically in several Canadian cities last year after the Conservatives took office and killed a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.

"You'd have a youth smoking a joint out on the street without any fear of being caught," said Toronto police Det. Doug McCutcheon.

"You go to any high school and do a quiz. Find out how many kids realize that it takes three readings (in the House of Commons), plus Senate approval, before something happens."

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