• 親子情協會強烈譴責
    溫市政府非法立例規管大麻

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    2015年6月25日

     

    溫哥華市政府於6月24日違反加國法例,以8對3通過規管大麻附例。溫市議會並非立法機構,市政府和市警的責任只是按照法例執法,無權超越國會所立的法例為一些非法活動發出許可執照。聯邦衛生部長Rona Ambrose兩次向溫哥華市長羅品信清楚警告,大麻在加拿大是非法毒品,並無灰色地帶。事實上,基於法庭判禁止大麻法例違憲,聯邦政府在2013年六月被逼准許藥用大麻,但由加拿大衛生部立例嚴格監管,規定在醫生處方下病人必須有合理途徑配取大麻,裁判令聯邦政府立下詳盡大麻監管條例。(請閱http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/index-eng.php)

     

    溫哥華市議會把大麻非法銷售活動失控的責任歸咎於聯邦政府,說聯邦規管藥用大麻條例太嚴,故市府逼不得已要另立附例。偉景市議員鄭文宇表示,市政府以後會密切留意。問題是為什麼過往當溫市只得幾間大麻店時,溫市政府不去留意,到了現在才開始「密切留意」呢?有幾間大麻店時不去管,有幾十間大麻店時說警力不足管不了,現在過百間大麻店全市林立,溫市政府用什麼理由來說服市民去相信他們現在可以管得了?

     

    百多間大麻店東主市面銷售大麻明顯是非法活動,他們公然毋視法紀,而市政府則公開與這些非法集團打交道,開公聽會徵詢他們的意見。法律界人士向加拿大廣播公司表示,溫市政府正踐踏法律,律師Tony Wilson指溫市政府有和犯罪集團勾結之嫌。販賣大麻是非法行為,市政府以三萬元一個牌照給大麻販出售大麻同樣是非法行為。一個違法的市政府不但失去對市民的公信力,更失去了管治的權力、能力和資格,以下是其中幾個例子:

     

    大麻團體定國慶日為大麻日,要七月一日在藝術館前集會慶祝,市政府說「不准」,大麻團體說「不理」!

     

    市政府說:「三萬元一個牌照,每人最多五個」,大麻販說:「太貴,為什麼稱為非牟利的大麻店只收一千元?這是歧視,我們要考慮法律行動!」

     

    市政府說「禁止出售大麻食物製品」,大麻活躍分子說:「為什麼一定要強迫我們吸大麻,為什麼不能食大麻糖果糕餅?」

     

    溫市政府以身試法,玩火自焚,縱容非法活動公開在溫市擴張,破壞治安,影響市民生活及正當商戶營業,危害青少年健康,增加醫療服務的壓力,要面對將來的官司和動用的警力,更會加重溫市納稅人的稅務負擔。親子情協會對溫哥華市長羅品信、偉景市議員鄭文宇(Kerry Jang)、雷建華(Raymond Louie)、Heather Deal、Geoff Meggs、Andrea Reimer、Tim Stevenson及綠黨市議員Adriane Carr這不合法和不負責任的決定,作出強烈譴責。

     

    有關各界對溫市非法立例規管大麻的回響及大麻為害的醫學研究發表,請閱親子情協會網頁www.parentsheart.ca

     

    後記:星島日報6月27日報導:「溫市府較早前宣布禁止大麻團體,於今年7月1日加拿大國慶日在溫市舉辦慶祝活動,但主辦方仍表示,會繼續進行大麻集會。羅品信周五表示,市府將確保過程和平及集會安全。」

     

    (媒體相關報導請閱「資訊要聞版文字頁」)

     

     

  • 各界對溫市「規管」非法大麻的反響

    法律界

    律師Tony Wilson:溫市政府有勾結販毒集團之嫌

    溫市政府以三萬元一個許可證與大麻毒販交換(每大麻毒販最多可換取五個),有與販毒集團勾結之嫌。

    The city is treading on shaky legal ground say some lawyers, and Ottawa has been clear on its position: Only licensed corporate growers can sell medical marijuana to patients.

    “That $30,000 [licensing fee] under the current criminal law could be considered proceeds of crime and the city could be involved in a co-conspirator in drug trafficking,” says lawyer Tony Wilson. 閱讀全文

     

    專業研究組織

    Smart Approach for Marijuana in Canada 發言人Pamela McColl溫市政府不負責任

    規管零售大麻為青少年打開大麻之門,為何只有聯邦政府抗衡?執法人員在那裡?省反對黨在那裡?這是非法買賣…溫市政不明白本國青少年所面對的危機。讓公眾接觸未經測試的物品,是不負責任所為。

    Smart Approaches for Marijuana Canada is opposed to regulating the dispensaries, saying they will simply become a gateway for youth to obtain the drug. McColl says she’s surprised that the main pushback to the city’s plans is coming from the federal government, which wants them shut down.

    “Why am I doing this? Why are we doing this?” said McColl of her efforts. “Where is law enforcement? Where are the political parties? Where’s the opposition parties to the B.C. government? Where is everybody? You know this is illegal business going on here.“(閱讀全文
    Pamela McColl, spokesperson for Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada, said her organization, one of the most vocal groups opposed to the dispensaries, had boycotted the hearings except for sending 18-year-old representative Connor Fesenmaier, who raised concerns about the negative effect the dispensaries have on his friends.

    “We think that this city doesn’t understand the crisis in this country is its youth,” Ms. McColl said Wednesday. “To expose the public to a product that’s not tested is just irresponsible.

    Her group is concerned that dispensaries will get an air of legitimacy through city regulations and that they only increase young people’s access to the drug. She said Canadian youth represent the largest segment of the population smoking marijuana in the country and have some of the highest statistics of cannabis use in the Western world.(閱讀全文

     

    醫學界

    Dr. Romina Mizrahi, director of the Focus on Youth Psychosis Prevention :越來越多研究顯示青少年因大麻引發精神病,它傷害發育中的大腦。

    青少年精神科醫生Dr. Sinthu Suntharalingam:我見越來越多由毒品引發的精神病,平均每星期兩宗,這些青少年產生幻覺—幻視、幻聽,有時傷害自己,有時傷害別人,作父母的驚惶失色,不知所措。

    Scientific studies increasingly suggest marijuana may not be the risk-free high that teens — and sometimes their parents — think it is, researchers say.

    Yet pot is still widely perceived by young smokers as relatively harmless, said Dr. Romina Mizrahi, director of the Focus on Youth Psychosis Prevention clinic and research program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

    ‘Certainly don’t do it when your brain is developing. Don’t put yourself at risk.’Romina Mizrahi

    She cites a growing body of research that warns of significantly higher incidence of hallucinations, paranoia and the triggering of psychotic illness in adolescent users who are most predisposed.

    “When you look at the studies in general, you can safely say that in those that are vulnerable, it doubles the risk.”

    Such fallout is increasingly evident in the 19-bed crisis monitoring unit at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa.

    “I see more and more cases of substance-induced psychosis,” said Dr. Sinthu Suntharalingam, a child and adolescent psychiatrist. “The most common substance that’s abused is cannabis.”

    One or two cases a week are now arriving on average.

    “They will present with active hallucinations,” Suntharalingam said. “Parents will be very scared. They don’t know what’s going on.

    “They’ll be seeing things, hearing things, sometimes they will try to self-harm or go after other people.”閱讀全文

     

    青少年及兒童精神科醫生Dr. Carol-Ann Saari大麻不是草藥

    我所見12—15歲患焦慮、失常、憂鬱、睡眠失調的青年人全都和食用大麻有關…我看到操作正常的青年因為每日吸拿大量大麻而越來越失常,即使停止吸食之後,也很難治療…我不想青年人的潛質被大麻毀掉。(閱讀全文

     

    大麻毒販David Malmo-Levine 與Smart Approach to Marijuana 理事兼發言人Pamela McColl 就溫市規管大麻辯論

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/marijuana-stores-in-vancouver-should-they-be-regulated-1.3108857

  • 國會三小時辯論大麻

    6月2日國會用了三小時辯論有關大麻的問題——大麻對青少年的影響與及大麻應否合法化或非刑事化的問題。發言的國會議員名單如下:

    保守黨:Terence Young, Rona Ambrose(衛生部長), Michelle Rempel(國土部長), Cathy Mcleod, Dave Van Kesteren, David Wilks, Kellie Leitch, Wladyslaw Lizon,
    自由黨:Ted Hsu, Kevin Lamoureux, Joyce Murray, Hedy Fry, Sean Casey, Scott Brison
    新民主黨:Libby Davies, Raymond Cote, Murray Rankin, Tyrone Benskin, Mathieu Ravignat,
    綠黨:Elizabeth May

    總括而言,保守黨反對大麻合法化或非刑事化;自由黨和綠支持大麻合法化;新民主黨支持大麻非刑事化。

    辯論內容,請上網 https://openparliament.ca/debates/2015/6/2/rona-ambrose-1/?page=1 細閱第1 —6頁。

    民主制度下,從政者的權力來自民眾,如果你已經向聯邦衛生部長Rona Ambrose去信,相信她已開始聽到你的聲音,若你還未寫信,請上「行動呼籲」網頁,支持「一人一信運動」。