By: Surjit Singh Flora
Toronto Medical Officer Dr. Eileen Diamond State Villa is sounding the alarm on the province’s unsnarled booze rules, speech communication the rules that create it easier to buy and consume alcohol do not take health repercussions into consideration.
Increased access to alcohol ends up in a spike in consumption and better rates of alcohol-related harms, the medical man of health wrote in her report, that referred to as on town to try and do what it might to create positive alcohol sales enlarged slowly.
“While alcohol is part of many celebrations in life, it also causes health risks, including some cancers.
This is why responsible use is so important and why we are calling for a comprehensive provincial alcohol strategy focusing on prevention, harm reduction, treatment and enforcement,” Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa said.
On the Federal leave Marijuana has been legal in Canada since last year, and Justin Trudeau’s government is very happy that they have fulfilled a major election promise.
Even Government declared its online guide to legalization, the government admits the danger: “There are real public health and safety risks associated with cannabis use, including how it affects the way young people develop.”
Here in Ontario, “a buck a beer” was toasted by Premier Doug Ford last summer,
hitting shelves at $1.65 per can.
The province’s new buck-a beer policy will also mean more deaths, hospitalizations and
diseases due to alcohol, health experts warn.
Not only that a slew of recent measures from the Progressive Conservatives — together with permitting alcohol to be served beginning at Nine in the morning and plans to expand the sale of brewage and wine to corner stores — can probably have a negative impact on public health and safety, Dr. Eileen Diamond State Villa wrote in an exceedingly report adopted by the city’s board of health on weekday.
“From a public health and safety point of view, it’s a lousy idea.” According to data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information Each year, Ontario currently has 201 hospitalizations per 100,000 people directly related to alcohol.
In Ottawa alone, paramedics responded to 2,060 calls directly attributable to alcohol in 2015, according to a recent study, and there were about 6,100 alcohol-related emergency department visits per year between 2013 and 2015. There were also 140 deaths on average.
Is this being something to be happy about? Of course not!
People who begin using marijuana before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder than adults, as per the statistics.
People who use marijuana frequently often report irritability, mood and sleep difficulties, decreased appetite, cravings, restlessness, and/or various forms of physical discomfort that peak within the first week after quitting and last up to two weeks.
Trudeau and his ministers have touted this as having delivered on a great election promise, having afforded it more priority and importance than, for instance, balancing the budget.
But there’s still much that can “slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip”.
Marijuana can affect the brain, particularly the vulnerable, developing brain. Marijuana can affect learning, memory and sleep patterns.
It can contribute to an increase in depression, anxiety, panic, and paranoia over time, and there is evidence that marijuana can permanently decrease IQ as well.
Also. tell them that repeatedly using marijuana can become an addiction. Marijuana use can affect a person’s ability to effectively deal with emotions. People who abuse any type of drug most times speak of enjoying “the escape.”
Something in their life has become so painful they will do whatever it takes to forget it for just a little bit. It could be anything. Parental abuse. Violent surroundings. Bullies at school. Insecurities.
Also, the prevalence of both cannabis and alcohol use and the high morbidity associated with motor vehicle crashes has led to a plethora of research on the link between the two. Drunk drivers are involved in 25% of motor vehicle fatalities, and many accidents involve drivers who test positive for cannabis and alcohol.
Cannabis and alcohol acutely impair several driving-related skills in a dose-related fashion,
Basically, PM Trudeau and Premier Ford believe elected people are above the law, that somehow, they had the last word, that they can manipulate political processes to suit their desires, and that they can do no wrong is intellectually incapable of governing and that is becoming more and more obvious every day and it need to stop.
However, what the Canadian government is pushing is full-out liberalization, allowing anyone over age 11 to use this harmful drug at will.
It is an opportunistic move that is sure to fill the government’s coffers with marijuana, beer and alcohol tax money. And However, it shows a deep disregard for our Canadian society and our Canadian youth.
:Surjit Singh Flora is a veteran journalist, freelance writer and popular media commentator on current affairs, based out of Brampton.
Surjit Singh Flora