When do you think that Pot will become completely legal in the country that you live in? The situation with Marc Emery here in Canada got me thinking about this again. I think we are close here in Canada to legaliztion, about 10 years from now at a minimum. First of all the public attitude towards marijuana isnt very intense in a negative sort of way. Im sure it varies from region to region as with everything else in this country, but here in eastern Canada weed/hash is a popular recreational drug. Even people that dont do it dont villify it. My father lives in Ontario and its popular there, its everywhere out west, and we all know the attitude in BC. Polls show Canadians arent in favour of harsh penalities anymore. So I dont think there would be a public baclash if it happened. Now what about our government? The NDP is in favour of legalization, even though they probably will never get a majority government. The liberals are in favour of Medicinal marijuana and even grow their own in Manitoba i believe. There is a new decrimanilization bill that lessens the penalities for possesion that hopefully will be passed soon. I say 10 years from now because that is probably when tobacco will be abolished. You see here in Canada the government loves its taxes. We have many social programs here and some big ass debt they are always whining about so they tax everything: Gas, booze, and smokes are big cash cows for the govt, but like i said tobacco is on the way out so they will have to replace it with something. Hopefully that something is Weed. Now I dont know. Im sure political pressure from the states has always played a part in this. Tredeau, one of our former Prime Ministers, was all set to legalize weed in the seventies, but it didnt happen. Pressure from big business and the states no doubt. Now we have this govt about to sell out Marc Emery and open the flood gates for the DEA to bring the drug war here. I guess well have to wait and see, but im still optimistic about this 10 year time frame for us. I cant see anything positive happening in the states,even with a Democratic President. Politics in the states, with its checks and balances, powerful lobby groups and big business make change seem far fetched. Emery thinks that legal weed in Canada will make prohibition fall in the States. That might be reaching. What are the attitudes like in other countries. Does anyone have a hypothetical scenario how legalization might come about in their part of the world?