Blogger North Van's Grumps also tweaks governments for policy failures related to marijuana prohibition. This followed Canada's anti-science Prime Minister saying his government will never agree to decriminalization of marijuana, no matter what experts or common citizens seek.
Moralists feel compelled to regulate the behaviour of others and grow moist with thoughts of censorship and prohibition. Unfortunately for them, most people choose their own lifestyles, mostly oblivious to guidance from bluenoses. Yankees baseball star Yogi Berra understood this when he said,
"If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em."Schooled in fundamentalist screeds, Harper's knowledge of Canadian history is inadequate. CBC offers A timeline of prohibition and liquor legislation in Canada:
"1920s:If Conservative politicians cannot learn from history, they may be functioning on an order of intelligence lower than those with bird brains."
"Prohibition is widespread in Canada. Details vary between provinces, but most drinking establishments are closed and the sale of alcohol is forbidden with some private exceptions. Aboriginal wines are also exempt. Alcohol can still be sold through the government for industrial, scientific, mechanical, artistic and medical uses. Distillers can sell their products outside their own province with proper documentation.
"The sale of alcohol flourishes nationwide under several different guises. Illegal drinking establishments, known as speakeasies, spring up everywhere. In some provinces, people who claim to be ill can buy alcohol with a doctor's prescription. The prescription system is widely abused, a point noticed most during the Christmas holiday season with long lineups at neighbourhood drugstores.
"In 1920, British Columbia votes to make alcohol available through the government. Manitoba and Saskatchewan follow a year later. The remaining provinces vote against prohibition by 1930, with the exception of P.E.I., which stays dry until 1948...
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