'5 Grams Is About 4 Tokes' Claims Tory Senator Before Cannabis Vote

All hail Senator Nicole Eaton’s lung capacity

In the lead up to a key senate vote on the Cannabis Act, Conservative senator Nicole Eaton demonstrated with absurdist aplomb that even after months of debate on Bill C-45, these lifetime appointees may not understand what cannabis is, how it’s consumed or what’s in the act.

“Five grams is about four tokes,” Sen. Eaton said with a straight face. “In other words, if I’m in high school and I’m 16, I’ve got four tokes in my pocket which is under five grams, so you don’t just take it away from me, but I’m allowed to possess it, right? Or is that the wording… the wording I’m allowed... I’m allowed to have five grams or I’m allowed to have 0 grams… I don’t quite understand.”

Senator Nicole Eaton thinks joints are tokes, according to yesterday's Senate debate.

There are 93 seats in the Senate and most of the 54 independent and Liberal senators are supportive of the act. But CBC reports that not every senator, many of whom are independents, will be in attendance because the agriculture committee is in Calgary and the Aboriginal peoples committee is working in Winnipeg. The 33 Conservative senators are expected to vote against the bill.

Oh, and just to be clear for any senators reading this – a toke is a single inhalation from a joint. A gram-size toke? Well, that would be quite a haul.

The senate will hold their vote at second reading today.

Update: Senator Eaton clarified her statements from yesterday on Twitter.

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  1. Thomas Davie Reply

    And if 5 grams were 4 tokes (or even 1 single toke), the problem with this is?

    She can't have it both ways; if Cannabis today is hundreds of times stronger, then we nede to consume hundreds of times less in order to feel the same effect.

    It should be game over for dinosaurs like this.

    Thomas Davie

    1. Jason Reply

      "if Cannabis today is hundreds of times stronger, then we nede to consume hundreds of times less in order to feel the same effect."

      well said and now if only they had enough common sense to realize that point.

  2. Paul Pot Reply

    Always the crap about the children, a meaningless lie that has no basis in reality.
    There is already substantial evidence from all the states that have medical and legal cannabis, that teen consumption rates go down. Legal suppliers turn kids away. Prohibition provides drugs to kids. The prohibs are the real pushers supplying kids with drugs.

    1. Jason Reply

      "There is already substantial evidence from all the states that have medical and legal cannabis, that teen consumption rates go down."

      I agree with that and I think that point was mentioned, at some point during the meetings (much of them are on YouTube) at various times; yet completely ignored at many other times, including the senate meeting yesterday.

      Most of these senators are completely clueless and ignoring most of the evidence provided, especially during the HESA witness testimonies... It's sickening listening to them spew outdated lies and rhetoric.