Opposition Parties Call for Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

Gallant government says it is ‘irresponsible to speculate’ on new rules until Ottawa gives more details.

New Brunswick’s four opposition political parties are calling for a public debate on legalizing marijuana as the federal government gets ready to change the rules surrounding the drug.

Green Party Leader David Coon, PC MLA Carl Urquhart, NDP Leader Dominic Cardy and People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin all agree regulations must be in place when Ottawa introduces new legislation and the public should be part of the discussions.

“We should be having an open debate about this now, about what that looks like in New Brunswick for New Brunswickers and certainly from my perspective it needs to be driven overall from a public health perspective,” Coon told Information Morning Fredericton.

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