CANNABIS CULTURE – Mainstream media companies have a habit of framing issues in a way that helps their corporate or political masters, and Canada’s public broadcaster is no exception.
Take, for example, the video clip below.
In their report, CBC journalists never ask if we actually need medical marijuana growing inspectors, they just parrot the police and government line claiming we do, and assume it is true.
Where is the evidence showing grow-ops are inherently dangerous and need to be inspected by the government?
Canada seems to have come along just fine as a country without inspectors for other types of home gardens. I haven’t heard of any plagues of fires sweeping through neighbourhoods or urban centres every year due to our shortage of tomato plant inspectors.
It all fits in quite nicely with the Conservative government of Canada’s new plan to eliminate personal production licences altogether. By criticizing Health Canada, it looks like the CBC is doing their job as government watchdog, but really they are just playing right into Stephen Harper’s plans for the medical marijuana community.
Though the CBC journalists in this clip seem completely oblivious, their viewers get it just right in the segment at the end.