The joke is that when the Parti Quebecois was first elected, 40 years ago this week, it ran on a platform of holding a referendum. Now four decades later, the party is going to run the next election campaign on a platform of not holding one.
Most Canadians support the legalization of marijuana. The idea of decriminalization with cops handing out tickets was just silly.
It took a long time and a new generation to make this possible. Old fears die hard.