Last year I was was involved in a debate with Health Canada about its intent to try and schedule Salvia divinorum. Without getting into the biology and chemistry of the plant their reason listed right on the website for wanting to do so were because they felt that hallucinating is dangerous to the youth. They also cited sources that actually claimed the exact opposite of what Health Canada was trying to imply online.
Luckily, and probably based on the fact they hadn’t actually read a single thing about the plant other than its hallucinogenic and kids can buy it, it was not scheduled. Though i have this feeling its on the back burner until they can actually find something scientific to give it a bad release.
Though it is quite irrelevant, I am not a drug user/promoter. But i have been quite interested and somewhat involved in “the war on drugs”. It is my opinion it is a religious one aimed at conformity.
What i just cannot understand (and I am primarily trying to stick to Canadian Law) is how the government can actually steal (seizures) a persons belonging and torture (jail) them.
So what I am trying to do is find out where, on paper (or online), these laws are discussed in detail as to the reasons for creation and enforcement.
The real debate i suppose once I (we?) have read the official reasons for banning the freedom of mind expression/physical sensation.
Also my primary focus is on natural products, not synthetics. I am talking plants, Cannabis, Psilocybe, Papaver etc.
I appreciate any light you guys could shine on the subject as the Charter of Rights has a nice scape goat right up top rendering it as useful as Americas constitution post 9/11.