I love me some Canada, but sometimes, I don’t understand this place one bit. I now direct your attention to...
A Saskatchewan womyn successfully sued her ex-drug dealer for negligence. In 2004, when she was 19, she bought illegal drugs off of him which she overdosed on and had a heart attack. It is estimated she will win over 50,000$.
How is this possible?!
I understand that I am straightedge and I understand that Canada most certainly is not and has very lax rules with regards to drugs, marijuana in particular. Keep in mind my anger about this issue is not related to my being straightedge. I disagree with drug use but am 100% in support of legalizing marijuana. But we’re not talking about marijuana here. We’re talking about Crystal Meth.
If you buy Crystal Meth off a street dealer and overdose, how is that the court’s problem? It’s Crystal Meth! Which is illegal to buy, produce and consume in Canada. Why? Because it can kill you or I dunno, give you a heart attack? Delusions, psychosis, malnutrition, stroke, seizures and just plain o’l bad skin are common effects of Crystal Meth hence why it’s illegal.
So what? This guy gets nailed because he neglected to inform her of this? Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think this guy is innocent. He’s a Meth dealer, he’s obviously not a stand-up guy. But shouldn’t he be arrested and charged on the basis of that? And this womyn obviously consumed Crystal meth and bought it off this guy, so how is she standing on moral high ground?
Moral of the story? Don't do crack!