|Should Canada legalize marijuana?
My opinion is yes. It is less dangerous than alcohol and even if it has ten times the tar as cigarettes you wouldn't smoke a whole pack a day. (I hope.) I personally don't smoke it and would be unlikely to should it be legalized, but it seems highly hypocritical to have both cigarettes and alcohol be legal and yet have something that produces the same basic effect that is cheaper to produce be illegal.
Canada could definately use the income from increased taxation and tourism that this would generate, as well as the increase in capacity to produce paper products and clothing and so forth. (I have a shirt made out of hemp fibre, it is like cotton only about a hundred times stronger.) Maybe then we could bump our military up a bit.