POT TV – CTV’s Power Play interviews former BC MLA and Attorney General Geoff Plant about the marijuana legalization votes in US states and why Canada should do the same.
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A former attorney general wants an end the criminalization of marijuana in Canada, on the back of Tuesday’s announcement in Washington and Colorado to approve the legalization of its recreational use for adults.
Geoff Plant has joined other British Columbians in support of de-criminalizing the use of marijuana and is optimistic Canada will eventually relax its laws.
“Still a long road to go here in Canada , but it’s a big boost,” he told Power Play on Thursday. “Now it looks as though the American voters are getting ahead of at least the government in Canada. So I feel encouraged by what happened this week.”
An Angus Reid report revealed 75 per cent of B.C. residents feel that the government should legalize the use of marijuana and that it should be taxed.
“We have mainstreamed the conversation. We have identified the people who are part of this movement. What we have to do now is figure out how to mobilize our energy and cause federal politicians to pay attention,” said Plant. “The prime minister is a very smart politician. One day he’ll wake up and realize he is swimming against the tide of Canadians on this issue and we’ll see change. I believe it. ”