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NDP leader says decriminalization should have been the focus.
Think-tank urged move to free up resources for legalization.
Liberal MPs had the hour off, basically.
The NDP leader thinks it's unfair Canadians will still get criminal records for pot possession.
The Liberals said they'll introduce a bill next year.
Bill Blair is a former Toronto police chief.
The government faces a long, hard slog.
Tens of thousands are charged with possession every year and, if convicted, they face consequences that can be devastating.
The Liberals promised to legalize pot more than a year ago, prompting a months-long barrage of Conservative attack ads.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse is urging Trudeau Liberals to learn from the U.S. experience.