On Friday, Finance Minister, Kevin Falcon announced that BC will no longer have HST and it will return to its original PST on April 1,2013.
Wow, why not just stick with PST from the beginning? Why caused such a big fuss?
A rebate program will be established for home buyers. Houses costing $850,000 or less will be eligible for a HST rebate up to $42,500.
As of right now, there aren’t many details being released as it was just announced on Friday.
More details will be announced in this spring.
According to a recent research accomplished by Professor Rees from the University of Colorado Denver, legalizing marijuana would be beneficial for our society as a whole.
“Our research suggests that the legalization of medical marijuana reduces traffic fatalities through reducing alcohol consumption by young adults,” said Daniel Rees,
Professor Rees along with his colleagues conducted a research to examine the relationship between legalization of marijuana and traffic deaths, and this is the first research ever done to look for the relationships in between.
“We were astounded by how little is known about the effects of legalizing medical marijuana,” Rees said. “We looked into traffic fatalities because there is good data, and the data allow us to test whether alcohol was a factor.”
The results were astonishing. The research indicates that legalizing marijuana has lead to fewer deaths on the road.
They had also compared marijuana with alcohol as well. Another fact found based on the research was that, drivers whom are under the influence of alcohol often overestimate themselves, underestimating the effect of the alcohol, and drives way faster and takes more risk. On the other hand, drivers that are under the influence of marijuana would avoid risks.
After all, I think this research has been conducted at a very good timing, as BC is currently trying to legalize marijuana.
Source: “Medical Express”
This has been going on for years and years…, and hopefully it will come to an end with the soon future.
Now, even police officers, health professionals, legal experts are trying to legalize and regulate sales of marijuana.
Police officers want to legalize it because too many organized crimes are fighting over this profitable business.
We are now CANABA
On top of that, young children these days have access to marijuana even easier than alcohol and tobacco because of the organized crimes.
As of right now, these government organizations are calling for a regulated sale of marijuana-similar to cigarettes. I guess after all, the government just wants to get some more tax money off us.
On a poll with 800 BC residents, surprisingly, only 13 percent agreed to maintain the current laws regarding marijuana.
Man, I can’t help it imagining what it’s like to go to a class with everyone being high.