Marijuana will officially become legal in Canada on October 17th, 2018.
The Trudeau Liberals are already raising campaign money off the issue of legalized pot.
Trudeau announced today that recreational marijuana will become legal on October 17th.
“The provinces have asked us for more time than they originally thought they would need in order to get the implementation right and I think we all agree it’s important to get this right and not rushed,” said Trudeau.
According to BNN Bloomberg, there are still concerns among provinces about the timetable:
‘“We’re happy that they’ve listened to us, that they’ve pushed that date off, but I still do have concerns that we’re not going to have certain things in place prior to that (October) date,” she said. For instance, Stefanson said she’s concerned that reliable roadside testing devices for cannabis won’t be available by then.”
Despite these concerns, the Trudeau Liberals are already using the bill to raise money, in a move that’s being ripped by the opposition.
According to a recent report, the Trudeau Liberals are already running Facebook ads on it that say “It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana – and for criminals to reap the profits,” say the ads that began appearing Wednesday. “We’re keeping our promise to change that, with our plan to legalize and regulate marijuana. Make a donation now and support the progress we’re making together.” While some ads show an image of a marijuana leaf, others feature a picture of Trudeau.”
If someone clicks on the ad, they go to the Liberal donation site, and also get tracked so they can run “targeted ads at you in the future.”
The Liberals have also sent out fundraising emails attacking the Conservatives on the issue, which includes – you guessed it – an attack on Stephen Harper.
Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu ripped the Liberals for prioritizing fundraising instead of fixing the legislation:
“I think it’s terrible that the priority of the Liberal government is, after rushing this thing through, to fundraise off the backs of the legalization of marijuana instead of addressing the very serious concerns that were raised about how slow they’ve been with public education, about workplace safety, about the traffic death potential.”
NDP MP Don Davies also ripped the Liberals, saying the fundraising was “crass, inappropriate and (showed) misplaced priorities.”
Crass, inappropriate, and misplaced priorities just about sums up Trudeau’s entire time in office.
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