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If Trudeau says something shouldn't be criminal in a year, then people shouldn't be getting criminal records for it now - especially when most of those people are folks who don't enjoy his family's privileges of being white and wealthy. A criminal record traps people in the country and traps them in poverty. Almost every job does background checks, even volunteer organizations. It deeply impacts lives and when that record is due to nonviolent pot possession, it amounts to cruel and usual punishment.
Some ministers laughed off the question.
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The Canadian Medical Association wants the age set at 21.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned on a promise to legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana, and his government plans to get started next spring.
"Our approach to drugs must be comprehensive, collaborative and compassionate."
"I love Baby Trudeau, but he says, 'We're going to fix this.' When?"
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The Liberals promised to legalize pot more than a year ago, prompting a months-long barrage of Conservative attack ads.
If home cultivation is not allowed, then cannabis is not truly legalized in Canada. Canadians must have at least as much right to grow their own cannabis as they do to brew their own beer and wine.
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The first step in that process will be to establish a task force to hear from public health, substance abuse and public safety experts.
Legalization of cannabis is coming to Canada! Let's make sure we do it right.
"Ms. Davies' views in no way reflect the values or policies of the Liberal Party of Canada," said a statement.
Last week, MPs debated Bill C-2 -- an Act to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The primary purpose of the bill is to obstruct the establishment of safe injection sites in Canada, despite over a decade of successful harm reduction at Vancouver's Insite. This is just one example of how politicians of all stripes get drug policy wrong.
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