Health Canada appears to be concerned that cannabis and music may bring happiness to Canadians, potentially exposing children to cannabis advertising (as if that were a bad thing compared to alcohol, tobacco, war, and porn). In particular, they are concerned about cannabis-consuming Canadians who love music festivals and events. Health Canada has expressed their concern about cannabis businesses and companies sponsoring music events. 

Are they seriously concerned about Canadians wanting to get high and listen to music? It seems like Health Canada would have more important issues to devote their energy towards. While many people see cannabis legalization in Canada as a huge success, others see it as nothing more than greater control. Rumor has it that many small mom-and-pop craft cannabis farms are being pushed out of the picture in order to make way for corporate cannabis producers approved by Health Canada.

Trying to block cannabis companies and businesses from sponsoring music festivals would seem like Health Canada is trying to demonstrate (as the people would say) more control. Cannabis will be legal for adults 18 years and up across the entire country in 2018. If consumers want to attend a music festival sponsored by a cannabis company, it should be their right.

Favoritism To Their Favorite Brands

Canada has allowed people to smoke cigarettes and cigars, and drink alcohol at music events and festivals for decades. I mean really, Health Canada? You’re worried about kids being exposed to cannabis, yet it’s ok for them to tour a microbrewery or go into a place where alcohol is served, like a bar or pub? It seems as if you need some education on recreational products such as alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis.

Just in case you didn’t know, Health Canada, alcohol kills people. Tobacco kills people. Cannabis heals people. Perhaps you should look at banning alcohol and tobacco companies from sponsoring music festivals if you’re really worried about the health and future of children.

Cannabis is safer than alcohol or tobacco, yet is treated worse. Health Canada's concerns in this area only show that the individuals who have some of the heaviest influence in Canada (Health Canada) seem to know nothing about the plant or the culture pertaining to it.

  Posted: Monday, August 27th, 10:09pm 3 months ago
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