Alberta will introduce legislation laying out its plan for cannabis legalization, and also make a final call on whether storefront sales will be managed by government monopoly or private interests, before the end of the year.
NDP health critic worries the arrangement could put profit ahead of patient needs.
CANNABIS CULTURE- So our wonderful progressive Green-NDP BC government have seen fit to ask the public about their plans to legalize. They are trying to pretend cannabis is a hard drug when the reality is it’s a very soft drug.
MP Murray Rankin says too many people are getting criminal records for something that will soon be legal.
Gallant government says it is ‘irresponsible to speculate’ on new rules until Ottawa gives more details.
CANNABIS CULTURE – NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair called on the Canadian government today to immediately decriminalize possession of marijuana.
Liberals Should Immediately Legalize Marijuana Possession and Expunge Criminal Records: NDP Justice Critic
CANNABIS CULTURE – NDP Justice Critic Murray Rankin recently pressed the governing Liberal Party in the House of Commons for action on campaign promises to legalize marijuana possession and overturn criminal records for pot crimes.
Legalizing and regulating marijuana would help – not hurt –
Even Conservative Voters Favour Looser Laws
Federal Liberals and New Democrats have each promised to reform marijuana laws by this time next year, but their platform positions are not as similar as most people believe.