Always look on the bright side of legalization

While it's by no means perfect, it's a great start
Lift (Canada)
Monday, April 17, 2017

I have to say, I’ve been pretty dismayed with the overall response to Bill C-45. While I wasn’t expecting spontaneous mobs of joyous people cheering in the streets, I was anticipating some appreciation for the fact that this campaign promise had actually materialized into a history-making bill. I obviously knew that the die-hard activists would be all over it, but I have been surprised to see the number of scathing opinion pieces that have made their way into publications from journalists, academics and others who didn’t seem to have much of an opinion at all before last Thursday. (See also: Why critics are saying Justin Trudeau’s weed bill is a continuation of the War on Drugs)