Watch This Conservative Politician Read an Anti-Weed Poem in Parliament

Manisha Krishnan
Toronto, Canada
December 1, 2017, 9:07pm
Photos via Parliament/Wikimedia Commons 

Not long ago, Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu claimed that once weed is legalized, “little Johnny can go put some in the toaster oven and smoke it up.”

The statement demonstrated very little understanding of how the kids “do weed.”

But today Gladu one-upped herself. Just ahead of Question Period, she read aloud a poem that details how weed to going to ruin Canadian society.

Here’s how it goes:

I want to protest an ill thought out bill,
that is passing through parliament here on the hill,
The bill that is bad is called C-45,
It has so many flaws it just shouldn't survive,
The Grits will allow four pot plants in each dwelling,
Regardless of how bad each place will be smelling,
With mold, ventilation as issues unplanned,
This bill will not keep pot from our children's hand,
There are more new infractions within this new rule,
That our courts will be flooded as will every school,
With drug impaired driving and challenges there,
The doubling of traffic deaths and Liberals don't care,
The provinces and police in every town,
Have all asked the Liberals to slow this bill down,
With nearly 200 more days left til the day,
Nobody but our party stands in the way,
We hope that the senate will do its true deed,
And keep our great country safe from all the weed.

While I somewhat admire Gladu for voluntarily doing something so incredibly embarrassing, most of what she said can be chalked up to hyperbole. Then again, that seems to be very on brand for her party right now.

Last week, fellow Conservative MP Peter Kent claimed weed is just as "deadly" as fentanyl. When I called him out on it, he admitted he said it with "exaggerated rhetorical intent" but insisted a kid would be "just as dead" from a weed-related accident as a fentanyl overdose.

At this rate, I'm almost excited to see what bullshit they come up with next.

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