When the Facts Are Against You, Make Up Your Own!
Stephen Harper is at it again up in Canada, spewing his anti-weed propaganda and citing studies that don’t exist.
When a reporter asked Harper why he was so against cannabis, given that tobacco and alcohol are regulated substances and cannabis can be used legally for medical purposes, he had this to say.
“There’s just overwhelming and growing scientific and medical evidence about the bad long-term effects of marijuana,” – Stephen Harper
Naturally, Mr. Harper didn’t bother providing any examples of this scientific / medical evidence.
“Tobacco is a product that does a lot of damage. Marijuana is infinitely worse and it’s something that we do not want to encourage,” said Harper at a campaign stop in Montreal. Once again showcasing his utter contempt for cannabis and complete lack of knowledge on the subject.
Majority of Canadians Ignored by Harper
When you ignore the facts, it is easy to form an argument that fits your agenda. Planning to dump even more money into the war on weed in Canada if re-elected.
Other party leaders have very different stances, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau plans to legalize and regulate, while NDP leader Thomas Mulcair wants to see cannabis decriminalized.
According to numerous surveys, the majority of Canadians want to see marijuana either decriminalized or legalized. This includes conservative voters. Yet Harper still claims that the majority of Canadians agree with his strong opposition to legalization, helping to justify the $4.5 million dollar per year increase in funding for the war on weed.
How Is This Legal?
Politicians aren’t known for their honesty and integrity, but when the leader of Canada is lying through his teeth and citing made up science, it’s time to go. He obviously has an agenda and is willing to blatantly lie to the public on a regular basis in order to see it move forward.