Is Cannabis legal in Canada?

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Yes to the question, Is Cannabis legal in Canada, or at least by the time of my posting it will be legal (Oct. 17). Some of the general public can hardly wait. Legalizing the pot industry will bring most of these smokers out of the closet, not like they need to be, they been doing it forever anyway. The people can just do it legally now.

The marijuana industry is gearing up, the stores are ready to open, the 115 or so pot producers in Canada are spending money like they already have it. They,  like our government are expecting a major economic win fall.

Morbid topic, but this is true no less.

Upstanding person as I am, do not partake in such activities. . . but, “Is it even safe to smoke?”  You know they banned cigarettes because scientifically it’s proven that it’s bad for your health, breathing in all those chemicals.  Their reasoning is sound, all the chemicals and the oils / nicotine from smoking cigarettes just clogged up the blood vessels in your lungs. If that happens then the oxygen supply to the brain or body has been reduced and will and can just create a lot of health problems.

SO WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

How many times have you heard that quotation?  “Smoking is bad for you” Now, this is coming from a person that knows virtually nothing about the body anatomy. But as an ordinary person, outside the box looking in, I still have to wonder if any research was done on the long term effects on smoking cannabis, pot. So you still have to see it at face value.

Is Cannabis OK to smoke?

Cannabis in most part gets smoked, inhaled, and still goes into your blood stream through your lungs. As a matter of fact, the same way as smoking cigarettes. It’s bad enough that you have to breathe polluted air, but the oils from the cannabis should surely work the same way over time as nicotine.

Just saying.   Could I be right?

Now, the new law has been passed in legalizing pot in Canada, and I’m totally amazed that articles on the health and welfare of smoking pot are few and far between.

But going back to my lung theory and the nicotine plugged blood vessels in your lungs, and now Cannabis plugging the arteries / blood vessels with Cannabis oil.

I don’t see a difference.

Doctors/physicians are staying relatively quiet on the issue of marijuana. The cancer society is not addressing any concerns of smoking pot, so I wonder, why do I see a difference? I’m far from being a medical  practitioner or an expert in the field. It just makes sense.

On a lighter note:

Our government made it law and by making it law, they put a lot of our citizens on a cloud without even lighting a match to a joint. Some people are ecstatically happy in most part with the new law. “Well maybe some and not all”.

The younger groups calls them,  doobies so,

I better get with the lingo, I’m assuming this pot will be around long after I’m gone, so I better get used to the talk, Eh!

Let’s see if I got this right.

MARIJUANA is the same as Cannabis which is the same as

Doobies

Weed

Joints

Marijuana sticks.

Pot

Big fatties

Hoolies

Reefers

Grass

Sticky Icky

My all time favorite,

 ∞ ” WACKIE-TOBACCIE”

And the list goes on?

If anybody can think of any other colorful names, please let me know. I want to be accurate.

“I mean, cool when I’m asking for some over the counter.”

“NOTE”

Our brothers to the south, better beware.

Marijuana smoke in Canada

Marijuana smoke in Canada

There will be one big cloud over Canada for a while, and it won’t be from a forest fire. It will be that fine Canadian aroma. Eh!

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Please check out my first posting on Canada Pot industry.

Is Canada Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

From the movie Cheech and Chong – Up in Smoke, MY all time favorite.

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Did you know that marijuana and hemp plants are closely related, like in the family of “WEED”…

Adding insult to injury, they make rope out of hemp/weed?

You’re probably saying “this Canadian is already on some bad stuff” eh! — WEED

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Is Canada Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Canada IS Legalizing “Pot” Recreational Marijuana by midsummer and we will be open for business, at least in the Cannabis department.

More tax revenue.

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By Legalizing Pot “marijuana” in Canada there are a lot of good as well as some bad points.  Do away with the underground economy, more tax revenue, keep it out of the hands of children.

Look at all the money Canada will be saving by not charging and jailing all these bad guys, you know the ones, selling this stuff illegally. Overnight these bandits will become honorable Canadian citizens again and now will have to go out and, find real jobs… Eh

I have to admit though, going to a local dispensary will be easier than importing the Jamaican Gold, from you know where.

But again you have to wonder, how is our government going to regulate this weed smoking? It’s illegal to smoke cigarettes anywhere around or near a public building, can’t smoke around children, and they’re even trying to pass a law by banning cigarettes in your home and car. They actually have special officers that heavily fine the offenders.

Up to a couple of years ago, the only place you could buy a six-paque of beer was in a special beer store and since then, they have loosened up that ruling. Now you can buy it in selected food chains.

But “STILL NOT IN A CORNER STORE”.

Pot, even though it is NOT legal in the Netherlands, it is widely available and probably considered a nuisance more than anything. As luck would have it, we went to Holland for our holidays and this is off the subject, BUT NOT.

∞ So, while we were in Holland the curiosity got the best of me, and I had to visit the famous RED LIGHT DISTRICT. As I looked over at these display windows I noticed this “lady” had spotted me. She did the consecutive finger gesture to come in for a “visit”. I pointed out that I had my wife with me and she gave this wave with her hand, who cares gesture.

Only in Holland. Eh!

BACK TO THE STORY

Having been in Amsterdam all those days, there was no distinct Marijuana smell. We were there for the Queen’s birthday and party-goers were everywhere. There was no heavy smoke/smell.

Maybe they weren’t smoking that day, Marijuana smoke-free day, or maybe they found a way to remove that distinct order.

Well, as I understand it, major growers in Canada will have up to 50 different flavors of this weed for your liking. So our Canadian growers must have found a way to get rid of the smell.

But, I still have to wonder if some Canadian pot will include a menthol or a cherry flavor.

A few years back the tobacco companies polluted my Cigars with those oddball flavors, and that took the fun right out of smoking stoggies (cigars).  Eh!

I think our illustrious government is sailing in

“UNCHARTED WATERS”.

This will bring a new meaning to

“MADE IN CANADA”  “Eh”

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Is Cannabis legal in Canada?

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One of my favorite must see movies. “Up in Smoke”

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Now that’s a big “DOOBY”

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Addiction Habits are they the same

Addictions or bad habit

Everybody is addicted to something, they’re just considered habits, hooked on something, anything.

It seems to me the brain gets tweaked, doing the same thing over and over and it seems to pick up speed in the sense it remembers you should be doing something, something you did a number of times before, like a natural body reminder.

Addictions habits I believe are the same, but different.

Everybody talks about being addicted to drinking, smoking or drugs and going to the gym at the same time. We are regimented to take our medicine on time. (And that’s a good thing) Go to school on time, etc.

Our mind is easily trained and hooked.

When the addiction word comes up, it always refers to drinking, smoking or drugs. But are you hooked on anything else?   Sure, everybody is. That’s why they’re all habits and all habits can be broken.

So, scientists say it takes 21 days to break or make a habit. And I think that’s quite possible.

Latest NEWS Flash ….. A new study says it takes 66 days to break a habit.

Sure smoking is addictive and hard to quit,  everybody, doctors included, tells you it’s an addiction and could be treated with “other drugs” Then when you beat the habit, you find yourself saying, “but I sure like that stuff the doctor gave me. Can I have some more … I feel a craving coming on.”

I watch our cats. They are repetitious and they like routine. Are they addicted to waking you up at 6 am every morning?  Do they watch that clock, can they even tell time?  But they are on time every time.  Are they addicted or just in a routine or are they habit freaks?

I’d like to think some of us are smarter.

I’d like to think that we are smarter than our cats and if it’s a habit, train your mind to think differently.  It’s only a habit, remember the 21-day rule.

All companies spend big dollars to convince you their product is better and cheaper than the rest. Their strategy is for you to get used to their product and then you’ll keep buying more.

HOOKED, IS IT ADICTION OR HABIT

A few years back, car manufacturers came up with some interesting thinking. You will always go back to buying the FIRST original car you ever owned. So they target graduating college students to buy their brand of vehicle.

Only one stipulation, that they’ve never owned a car before and this is their very first one.

I, myself, try not to get into a habit, like having a cigarette after sex. rough looking woman holding a cigarette and coffeeThe sex is ok, but the cigarettes have to go.

That’s a joke because I don’t smoke!

So I would like to think humans are smarter than a repetitious animal, as loving as they are, they are still routine/habit freaks.

We should be smarter than that, without exchanging one drug for another. Let’s all get with the program. If it’s not good for you, your body will tell you. Give it a good try and then just … change it.

So after saying all that,

 Meet you at the coffee shop tomorrow at the same time, the same place as we always do. ……. “HABIT”

I’m not saying it’s easy to change some habits, but I would like to think we’re all smarter than our furry friends of ours.

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