Joy Davies Resigns as Liberal Candidate Over Pro-Pot Facebook Comments

Joy Davies, the Liberal Party candidate in the B.C. riding of South Surrey-White Rock, has resigned after pro-pot comments she made on Facebook came to light during the federal election campaign.

Her resignation, announced by the party on Thursday afternoon, comes after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Davies’s promotion of the merits of marijuana does not reflect official party policy or his personal beliefs.

In 2013, Davies commented on Facebook that marijuana reduces family violence and that growing it in a home poses no harm to children. She also wrote that the Canadian Cancer Society is “another outlet for big pharma.”

The Liberal Party said in a statement that Davies’s views “in no way reflect” the values or policies of the party, and that a new candidate in South Surrey-White Rock would be nominated in due course.

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