Sherbrooke: no tolerance for marijuana at the Fête du Lac des Nations

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    Emmanuelle Corriveau

    Monday, 17 July 2017 16:20

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    SHERBROOKE – a few hours before the start of activities at the Fête du lac des Nations in Sherbrooke, the police have stated that they will have an eye on the festival-goers who consume drugs, including marijuana.

    Even if the Trudeau government should legalize marijuana in Canada in July 2018, it will be zero tolerance again this year on the site of this large family Party.

    “We will enforce the law so if people consume them, or if they are in possession of drugs such as marijuana, we’re going to have to stop it,” said Philippe Dubois, a spokesperson for the police Service of Sherbrooke.

    No penalty is expected for this type of offence. However, festival-goers offenders risk serious sanctions, as stipulated in the criminal lawyer Jean-Marc Bédard : “each case is a case and people should always keep in mind that it is an illegal act”. “If the police are involved there is a strong chance that people will end up with a criminal record.”

    Last year alone, 10 people have been arrested after having consumed marijuana on the site of the Fête du Lac des Nations.

    Good year, bad year, close to 200 000 festival-goers enjoy six days of programming to put on.

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    • Brian Kelly

      Marijuana consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as a national pastime, booze.

      Plain and simple!

      Legalize Marijuana Nationwide!

      • Brian Kelly

        Fear of Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is unfounded. Not based on any science or fact whatsoever. So please prohibitionists, we beg you to give your scare tactics, “Conspiracy Theories” and “Doomsday Scenarios” over the inevitable Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide a rest. Nobody is buying them anymore these days. Okay?

        Furthermore, if all prohibitionists get when they look into that nice, big and shiny crystal ball of theirs, while wondering about the future of marijuana legalization, is horror, doom, and despair, well then I suggest they return that thing as quickly as possible and reclaim the money they shelled out for it, since it’s obviously defective.

        The prohibition of marijuana has not decreased the supply nor the demand for marijuana at all. Not one single iota, and it never will. Just a huge and complete waste of our tax dollars to continue criminalizing citizens for choosing a natural, non-toxic, relatively benign plant proven to be much safer than alcohol.

        If prohibitionists are going to take it upon themselves to worry about “saving us all” from ourselves, then they need to start with the drug that causes more detriment to our society than every other drug in the world COMBINED, which is alcohol!

        Why do prohibitionists feel the continued need to vilify and demonize marijuana when they could more wisely focus their efforts on a real, proven killer, alcohol, which again causes more detriment to our society than all other drugs, COMBINED?

        Prohibitionists really should get their priorities straight and/or practice a little live and let live. They’ll live longer, happier, and healthier lives, with a lot less stress if they refrain from being bent on trying to control others through Draconian Marijuana Laws.