I was thinking about this recently, and since the topic of legalizing marijuana is currently hot in political circles, here’s an observation…
Here in Ontario, I can make alcohol for home consumption. In fact, I can make as much as I want. Some years ago I had the opportunity to acquire a 4700 gallon stainless steel vessel that would have made a wonderful container for home brew. Wanting to be sure I did not run afoul of the law, I contacted Alcohol and Gaming and was told basically what it says in the FAQ I linked up there: if it’s for personal use, go for it.
So legally, I can make high-alcohol beer in batches that will fill a swimming pool, as long as it’s for personal consumption, but if I have a single spliff for personal consumption, I can be jailed.
WTF is too short an abbreviation to really capture the WTFiness of that.
Not that I’m hopping up and down for weed, it’s just an observation of a legal situation that seems really arbitrary and wholly unreasonable. Marijuana is an intoxicant, I get that, so it probably needs some control, but does it really need to be controlled more than beer?