Legalizing pot is necessary in mental health fight

There’ll come a day, long after we’re gone, when people will react with disbelief at how we now treat mental health.

Those future Canadians will shake their collective heads in amazement in the manner we do today when looking back to a time when surgeons would routinely perform operations without first washing their hands.

How could they have been so ignorant, will be the future common comment.

But there’s a chink of light emerging with next summer’s planned legislation of cannabis use across Canada. Not that smoking dope is going to cure anyone’s mental issues, probably the opposite, but it is recognition that locking people up as criminals because of an urge to consume mind-altering substances is being jettisoned as a long lost proposition.

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Source:http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/nelson+legalizing+necessary+mental+health+fight/14637805/story.html

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