MONTREAL | there is not that the PQ and the liberal Party who will be in search of a leader this spring.
Even if article 1 of its agenda, the legalization of cannabis, has become a reality, illustrated in Block Pot considers that it is more relevant than ever, and seek the rare pearl to wear her new message.
The new leader of the smaller party will be appointed in may by the members, claimed the number to 500 currently, but that may be more numerous on the day of the vote. Since last week, the Bloc Pot is very active on the social networks to recruit new members.
“People think it’s an issue is resolved, but, on the contrary. The legalization is dysfunctional”, has ardently defended Hugô St-Onge, an activist of the first hour who wore the color green – as a result – of the party in the previous provincial election.
Program of daring political
The spokesperson of the training policy mainly against the decisions of the government Legault, who has raised the legal age to purchase marijuana 21 years and has widespread ban on smoking in the streets throughout the province of Quebec. It is for this reason, according to him, the battle that is being waged on the provincial political arena, even if the legalization is decided in Ottawa.
“Since the legalization, consumers are even more stigmatized than before. Consumers can more easily be expelled from their housing. The tickets are even more severe if we were stopped,” said Mr. St-Onge, who rather believes that the police should sign an “armistice” with the resellers so that they can integrate the legal market.
For this, the party program states that the production licences are expected to be distributed by a board of québec rather than by the federal government, to a culture craft, to the detriment of the large companies that dominate the industry at the present time.
Resolutely camped to the left so the Block Pot sees with a good eye that the State, via the SQDC is involved in the sales and profits. But the party still believe that consumers should, in parallel, have the right to grow their own grass at home.
A serious party
Obviously, it must be really smoking the good to believe that the power Pot can be elected only one candidate in 2022, even Hugô St-Onge recognizes it. However, this has never been the goal.
“To be a party, it allows us to be guests in debate, meet the candidates of the other parties and bring forward our ideas without being registered as lobbyists”, he continued in a tone could not be more serious, is almost identical with that of a politician’s tie.
Because the voters would be mistaken to believe that the power Pot is a party that is whimsical, to the image of the legendary Party Rhino.
“20 years ago, when the party was founded, people were looking at us like aliens because we advocated the legalization…”, was pleased to remind Hugô St-Onge, who earns his life by doing the accounting of a festival between two election campaigns.