Many Canadians think police don’t pay much attention to marijuana, and instead focus on busting people for “hard drugs”. Think again.
From the Edmonton Sun:
The street value of drugs seized by Canadian cops last year topped $2.4 billion, according to the RCMP.
RCMP Supt. Pierre Perron, director general of criminal intelligence, said ecstacy, crystal meth, cocaine and marijuana remain the drugs of choice for dealers increasingly linked to organized crime.
While the number of clandestine drug labs remained stable, facilities diversified the illicit powders and tablets they produce and pushed output to “new heights,” he said. Pot is still the top domestically produced drug — accounting for 75% of seizures.
Yes, that’s seventy-five percent!
Think of all the police resources wasted. Think of all the lives ruined. Think of all the taxpayer dollars flushed down the toilet. All this to combat a plant that has virtually no harmful effects, and helps so many people.
But that is not enough for these cops and politicians: Bill C-15, which brings mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana “crimes” to Canada, will waste millions of dollars more on imprisoning non-violent herb smokers.
Bill C-15 needs only the support of Canadian Senators to become law, so please PHONE JAM as many of them as you can.
Tell the Senate to say NO to Bill C-15, or let the flushing continue!