I finally found the link I was looking for. For my whole life Canada has been much more progressive with marijuana laws. Although it's illegal up here it's always been tolerated to some degree, especially in BC. People usually aren't charged with small possession amounts and they certainly don't go to jail. Back in 2003 our former Prime minister Jean Cretien attempted to decriminalize it and after discussions with US officials he backed off. Basically, they threatened Canada economically by warning that border security would slow things down. "Both Walters and U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci have said a decriminalization program in Canada could lead to major slowdowns at border crossings as U.S. Customs and immigration officials would be more vigilant in searching for drug smugglers." "I think they are feeling bullied and intimidated, especially with Cellucci and Walters being so strident and threatening," Nadelmann said. http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=79492&page=1 Today, America has several states who have legalized weed, while Canada is still waiting for our cuck Prime minister to get it done up here. Many Canadians never thought we would see this day. I just thought this was interesting. Roughly 14 years ago America was trying to prevent Canada from mere decriminalization, and now they have several states who have legalized it.