Cannabis Legalization is a Lie (2019 documentary)

in #cannabis2 years ago

Canadians were tired of the heavy prohibition of cannabis under Harper's Conservative government, and in 2015 voters were easily charmed by Trudeau's Liberal party which promised full legalization of cannabis.

As part of Vancouver's cannabis activism community, I was there to document the violent removal of any resistance to the government's corporate monopoly of cannabis. You will see the rise and fall of the Vancouver 420 Farmers Markets, a peaceful grassroots movement formed to ensure the government legalized cannabis FOR THE PEOPLE, not rich insider corporations. Some called us 'paranoid' - until armed men came and took us to jail!



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Peaceful activism and civil disobedience were denied to Canadian citizens, and met with aggression, intimidation, theft, and violence from our public servants. Now this fraudulent model is being exported to other countries, such as the USA and New Zealand, sold to their public as an end to prohibition. Only once in place is "legalization" open about actually being a corporate monopoly backed by violence. We wanted decriminalization, but we got RE-criminalization.

Take it from a Canadian who has been through it:

Legalization is a lie! Just END CANNABIS PROHIBITION!

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That's a really catchy thumbnail, you should use it more often. Didn't realize that linking to your youtube videos through the blockchain is a good way to keep record of what you've posted on youtube in case they (cuz you they do) pull videos randomly, aside from the ones that they tell you about.

Yeah that's a good point. At least we have a text copy of the meta info and URL. If it goes away, at least we'll be able to see the hole where it was.

You know me....
I'm a sucker for anything exposing the corrupt corporate monopoly backed by government violence, known as "legalization!

Cannabis needs to be decriminalized fully if Canada wants to abuse the word "legalization" like this.

Yeah or just start calling it "killing patients and locking up peaceful growers"... but that might be too honest...

This is due to party politics from various sides and ignorance/fear from the public and politicians, so much that those who arent fearful or ignorant are having trouble educating and progressing. We have similar issues here in the states. Whats frustrating is youd probably have much much less of a chance to even get this far if it was not for liberals yet there are enough ignorant liberals or liberals who play politics too much that it is having these negative impacts. Hopefully long term as more and more people learn that cannabis is safe to use and as it may not be a miracle cure (snake oil) it still has a long list of medical uses.

Good thoughtful comment, makes sense to me.
I think the USA is "legalizing" in many places much like Canada did. Monopoly and criminalization. Not real freedom. The founding fathers grew cannabis for fiber and medicine, and it was just part of life. Now they would go to prison for 10+ years.

We are in many states. Many want a more liberal stance with it to allow people to grow freely as long as its safely and within reason but there is so much anti-cannabis action still we are still putting in bs into our laws on the matter. States seem to be taken steps still to continue to progress with their cannabis laws. I think it was Colorado that is undoing decades of cannabis arrests. While others are still forcing those who have been harmed by prohibition to sit in jail or deal with oppressive

Oh, well here in Canada, they decided against amnesty for cannabis "criminals", except in a few cases. Tens of thousands of Canadians are rotting in prison for non-crimes, peacefully growing and selling plants to other adults. We wanted decrim but we got more prohibition.