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Legalize Cannabis to Save Baby Seals

Every now and then you get an… interesting set of issues from a candidate that’s decided to run for public office. Alan Saldanha’s announcement caught my attention.

I think the government should stop supplying free alcohol to people who actively engage in clubbing seals in a way that would make Genghis Khan’s hordes blush with embarrassment. I wonder if any man would do what they do if he were sober.

All you need is $18 million to support northern communities who are displaced if we stopped killing baby seals, and that can easily come from tax dollars from the legal sale of cannabis. Personally, I don’t fancy cannabis one bit. It makes me feel pukey. Cannabis is a $7 billion illegal sale in Canada. That is three times what Canada makes from wheat grain. I support cannabis sale on permits issued under stringent regulation. I suggest it cannot be smoked in cities, but five to 10 kilometres away on farms and people will be only able to ride transit to get there.

I agree that we shouldn’t give free alcohol to people to club baby seals. And I agree that cannabis should be legalized. I want to know more about this transit system that will transport people from the city to farms where they will smoke pot. Is this some kind of a Weedstock with busses to take you there?

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20 comments to Legalize Cannabis to Save Baby Seals

  • Randy

    My guess on the transit system proposal is that our esteemed pol or one of his backers has money invested in a bus company…. lol

  • warren

    If they supplied the clubbers with mj the clubbing would stop immediately. Take the alcohol and give the politicians a very large enema[with pure alcohol].

  • Ben Mann

    This politician openly says he only cares about money from marijuana sales. He could not care less about the lives ruined by the drug war. Sure, any way we can convince people is a good thing… But this guy is not terribly bright if he’s proposing some sort of blatantly unenforceable “You can smoke outside cities but not inside them” regulation.

  • Emily Littella

    Whats all this I hear about Clubbing baby Seals and free Alcohol? Why would anybody want their baby seals out clubbing? Bars and nightclubs are for people. I think it’s terrible that they have these baby seals out clubbing, but to offer them free alcohol to boot…that’s too much. Why not offer free alcohol to people if you want to fill the clubs? Or maybe a decent band for a change?
    Gary Johnson for President

  • stevo

    “It makes me feel pukey.”

    This is the first time I’ve heard of mj causing nausea. It’s like saying, “I dont like blankets because they make me feel cold.” Perhaps this guy’s not smoking it correctly. Or maybe he’s never smoked and just the thought of it makes him feel pukey. Or maybe he got a hold of a sack of moldy or contaminated buds.

    Good mj, used correctly, will eliminate pukey feelings, not cause them.

    • Chris

      Last December I took about three hits and got unexpectedly baked. I puked (going from laying down or sitting to rushing to the bathroom before vomiting) on four separate occasions that night and was uncomfortably paranoid and could barely understand what was going on for the rest of the time. Mind you, I smoke regularly so this was completely unexpected. I’m not sure what the deal was with that. I can only guess that I was not used to my friend’s bong and swallowed smoke.

    • strayan

      I can’t use cannabis because it induces nausea and I find the smell so horrid it makes me dry-retch.

      I thought it was smoke related until my mother and I shared some brownies and we both puked our guts out. Possibly a genetic thing?

      Anyway, that’s why I don’t use cannabis – it doesn’t agree with me. I still won’t use it if legal.

  • Jon Doe

    stevo: that or he used it when drunk and got the spins. That can certainly make you feel pukey.

  • damaged justice

    “Good mj, used correctly, will eliminate pukey feelings, not cause them.”

    Not always. For instance, when someone isn’t accustomed to its effects. Also, some long-term users have reported needing less, not more, and if they have too much it turns into an unpleasant vertigo and/or nauseated feeling.

    Just because you’ve never experienced it doesn’t mean someone else is making it up.

  • Duncan20903

    Shouldn’t we give consideration to the members of The Seal Cub Clubbing Club and hear their point of view?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seal_Cub_Clubbing_Club

    • darkcycle

      Duncan, I’m sure it’s all about the sporting nature of the hunt. The pursuit, the stalking, the intense danger of it all…

      • Duncan20903

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        Well you just can’t say that one of those cute little baby .
        seals couldn’t be a foul, vicious, spawn of evil with ice in its veins and murder in its heart. Do you remember the killer rabbit in Monty Pythons Holy Grail? How many good sir knights perished that day because they thought the bunny so cute?

  • […] my daily perusal of cannabis news, I came across an interesting article about a man who is running for office in Canada. His name is Alan Saldanha and he wants to stop clubbing baby seals and legalize marijuana. All you […]

  • aaah………….. nothing like a day out clubbing! Ya know, when I was a young feller, seal clubbing was one of the signature issues tackled by Greenpeace. Nice to see that 35 years later they finally put an end to it. Effective orgmanship there. How norml…

    And really, what would this movement be like w/o folks like Alan Saldanha to ejoomicate us on the error of our ways?

    There is however, a valid point here. We should have places in the country, old farms and such, where we can go in the summer and camp and let the kids run around and play and listen to music, hang out and smoke herb ’til the cows come home…

  • darkcycle

    “Old Max Yasgur had a farm, EEE-II-EEE-II-O.”
    Yes. I have nothing useful to contribute.

  • mary james

    calm down folks, these are not the baby seals your mother used to club all those years ago, these are much stronger and can cause paranoia and nausea (rather like politicians).
    these are killer baby seals and must be kept away from our children. they must be banned before miley cyrus is pictured wearing one.
    Oh, pleeease won’t someone think about the children?

  • Marijuana is the safest drug with actual benefits for the user as opposed to alcohol which is dangerous, causes addiction, birth defects, and affects literally every organ in the body. Groups are organizing all over the country to speak their minds on reforming pot laws. I drew up a very cool poster for the cause which you can check out on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/vote-teapot-2011.html Drop in and let me know what you think!