Robert Moore – World Cannabis – Dec 20 2022
Cannabis is a plant that has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for centuries. In Canada, the use and possession of cannabis has been legal since October 2018, when the federal government passed the Cannabis Act. However, the sale and distribution of cannabis is still regulated by the government and is only legal through licensed retailers or online through the government’s website.
Despite the legalization of cannabis, it is still illegal to sell cannabis without a license. Under the Cannabis Act, it is a criminal offense to sell, distribute, or produce cannabis for sale without a license. The penalties for these offenses range from fines to imprisonment, depending on the severity of the offense.
The continued criminalization of unlicensed cannabis sales raises concerns about the impact on marginalized communities, who have been disproportionately affected by the war on drugs. Many advocates argue that the criminalization of cannabis disproportionately affects people of color and low-income individuals, who are more likely to be targeted by law enforcement.
One way to fight the ongoing prohibition of cannabis is by participating in events like 420 at Sunset Beach on April 20, 2023. This event, and others like it, provide a platform for advocates to raise awareness about the ongoing issues surrounding cannabis prohibition and to demand change. Attending these events and supporting organizations that work to reform cannabis laws can help bring about positive change and work towards a more just and equitable system. It is important to remember that while cannabis has been legalized in Canada, there are still ongoing issues and challenges related to its regulation and distribution. Continuing to fight for cannabis reform and supporting organizations that work towards this goal is crucial in ensuring that the benefits of legalization are felt by all members of society.
I hope to see you at Sunset Beach April 20 2023