Jagmeet Singh Calls For Decriminalizing Possession Of All Drugs, Including Meth & Heroin


Terrible idea.

As Canada experiences a growing epidemic of Fentanyl-related deaths, NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh is calling for the decriminalization of all drug possession.

This would include methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and more.

Singh made the comments during a debate, saying, “I can tell you that people who are charged with personal possession offences are often those who are poor, often those who have mental health issues and often those who are addicted. This does not sound to me like a criminal justice problem, that sounds to me like a social justice problem and a health-care problem. I would call for the decriminalization of all personal possession offences when it comes to drugs. Period.”

Singh, and those who support the idea, argue that the criminalization of drugs disproportionately impacts those who are poor or “marginalized.”

However, Singh’s argument is very arrogant, elitist, and insulting to low-income Canadians. Singh is implying that those who are poor are somehow unable to follow the drug laws.

It also fails to account for changing circumstances.

There was a time when I considered the idea of decriminalizing drugs as having merit. However, the massive rise in Fentanyl deaths should put an end to any consideration of making it easier to get hard drugs such as heroin.

If there was massive decriminalization, consider how much easier it would be for those drugs to spread even further, including into schools. It would make it easier for people to sell those drugs and get those drugs in the hands of others and get more people addicted.

And now, with Fentanyl showing up in all kinds of other drugs (often unbeknownst to the individual using), any softening of the drug laws could increase the number of drug deaths.

Instead, there must be far tougher punishments for those who sell drugs, and the government must maintain the incentives against drug use that can only come from the criminal justice system.

With that in mind, there should be increased resources  for those who want to stop doing drugs and seek help. We should pay for that increased support by slashing foreign aid, and spend it on helping our own citizens instead.

But don’t expect Jagmeet Singh (or Justin Trudeau for that matter), to divert money from global causes to help Canadians in need. Instead, they’ll virtue-signal by proposing terrible policies instead of actually fixing problems.

Spencer Fernando

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11 comments Add yours
  1. Wow…that is insulting. Stating that this is a poor person’s problem or a mental health issue. The rich and elite take illegal drugs, also. So do highly intelligent people. This would not be a problem if a person never started in the first place. You don’t miss what you never had. No matter what social class, IQ, financial status, or mental state, anyone who starts taking illegal drugs, will have a problem with them, in most cases. This will cause more problems. Absolutely stupid.

  2. Funny how the libertarian crowd get all bent out of shape and become authoritarian when it comes to a person’s right to be free from government interference in personal affairs. They want to make everyone over as straight alcohol swilling cigarette smoking mainstream media swallowing wage slaves. Personal freedom starts with allowing people to make their own decisions about personal safety. Worried about drug crazed rapists and home invaders? Don’t let the government and right wing loonies stampede you into draconian solutions. Legal concealed carry firearms enable freedom. Better than the totalitarian alternatives.

  3. Welcome to the NDP. All those who enter relinquish all hope for a normal, rational life. By entering this organization you have forever come over to the ‘crank’ side, never to see the light of reason again. Have a nice day.

  4. Good afternoon, this is your Captain speaking. Does anyone back there have extra joints? How about some munchies? I will need a few to get us through the bad weather. We will be departing as soon as I do these last two lines and clean the mirror.

  5. If we take emotion and social justice (aka pretending to have a cause to fight for but in reality you don’t care your more or less doing it to look or sound selfrighteous) if we remove those from our decision making process and look at facts, science and other studies done in countries where decriminalization has been implemented. We see heavy drug use across the board go down. Addiction and overdose statistics go down. This doesn’t mean you can carry truck loads this is only a PERSONAL use only a couple grams at most.
    Alcohol and cigarettes are legal and kill more than any overdose from any drug and you can comsume as much as your heart desires and addictive so lets keep things in perspective.
    We are not re-inventing the wheel here lets use what is all ready working in other countries and stop a failed proven waste of money and resources the “war on drugs” has been it has done only one thing… Increase the use and abuse of all illegal drugs.
    The system we have is not working! We need to change it.

  6. Where he is wrong that it is a lower income problem it is all Canadian citizens problem. I have met two woman who had youth in their family die in the last two year from getting marijuana off the street laced with Fentanyl neither family was poor they were middle class families who’s children were well educated and well looked after. They made one really stupid mistake they bought drugs off the street that they did not know exactly what they were purchasing. Such a shame this transpires.

  7. Look, I can see the uproar the decriminalization topic can cause. But in large part he’s right. I can see the benefit to not saddling an already struggling person with a criminal record for possession, IF those people are put into mandated detox and addiction counseling. The money saved in the legal system may not cover the costs to the health care system and the individuals in question may not follow it through or may relapse regardless of our best efforts, so I can see a lot of resistance to this. In my opinion, if you want to start making headway in the so called war on drugs then you have to stop releasing the dealers back onto the streets without so much as a how do you do. Too often I read about drug trafficking charges laid in conjunction with breach of parole. The dealers are the real problem here.

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