Can a bud get a break?

Canada recently elected a new Liberal Party that’s making waves for marijuana reform.

“We are in a society where people are accused of possession and use of marijuana while more than half the population has already consumed. These are laws that are obsolete and ridiculous. When one is in the presence of laws which would have more than half of the population has a criminal record in Canada… And probably most Crown Attorneys and defense, and perhaps judges, but I will not comment on it.” – Judge Pierre Chevalier

46 year old Mario Larouche was arrested and charged for possession of 30 marijuana plants. Mario, unable to obtain a medical marijuana prescription despite numerous attempts, was forced to illegally grow in order to treat chronic pain resulting from a traffic accident. 

Judge Pierre Chevalier served justice for Larouche and for the people of Canada by fining the defendant a whopping total of $1.30.

His stance, protesting the failed War on Drugs, reflects Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s stance on marijuana.

The prosecution had originally demanded he be sentenced to 90 days in prison and a $250 fine, according to Canadian newspaper Le Droit

Canada has been known for fire weed for a long time. 

Borders can't hold me down!

Borders can’t hold me down!

Sound off! Do you think America should follow suit and award minimum fines to protest the failed War on Drugs?

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