It's a travesty. There were 26,000 Canadians saddled with criminal records from simple possession of marijuana last year while we were moving toward legalizing this product. Their lives are irrevocably harmed by this law.
I want to underscore what I said earlier, that Canada has been in technical non-compliance with the drug treaties since at least 2005, when it allowed private companies to begin selling medical cannabis to Canadians without the government collecting and redistributing all of that cannabis. We've been violating these treaties for the better part of a decade. There have been no negative repercussions whatsoever.