Conservative Leader Stephen Harper Ramps up Canada’s Marijuana Debate

Stephen Harper has turned up the heat in the long-running battle between people who support the legalization of marijuana and his Conservative Party.

Legalization, Harper said on Tuedsay is the “wrong direction for society.”

He also promised if he is re-elected prime minister that he would increase funding to help the RCMP target marijuana grow-ops and meth labs by 20 per cent.

Observers say he was doing two things: playing to his socially-conservative base and taking a swipe at Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, who favours legalizing marijuana.

The country remains divided on the issue, but Harper might be swimming up stream on this issue.

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