Justin Trudeau Reiterates Call for Legalization of Pot

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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In a prominent statement made by the federal Liberal Leader, Justin Trudeau, this week, he mentioned that he would like to see marijuana legalized, as he has already called for its decriminalization. Trudeau was speaking to an audience in Kelowna, B.C., where he alleged that “I’m actually not in favour of decriminalizing cannabis. I’m in favour of legalizing it.” Explaining his point of view, he elucidated that “tax it, regulate. It’s one of the only ways to keep it out of the hands of our kids because the current war on drugs, the current model is not working. We have to use evidence and science to make sure we’re moving forward on that.”

The official website of Trudeau’s party already contains a resolution published last year from the British Columbia Young Liberals, where it says that “Liberals understand the need to consider ending the prohibition of marijuana and addressing the root causes of crime to see real results.” The resolution is visible under the heading “Smart on Crime and Cannabis.”

Back in November, Trudeau reportedly made noticeable remarks at Prince Edward Island high school, when he alleged to be a “huge fan of decriminalization” of pot. Guardian quotes him saying that “I think we have to recognize first and foremost that the war on drugs, as it exists right now, doesn’t work.” At another occasion, he is reported saying that “we have to be mindful of the message that we’re sending, about what’s OK and what’s not OK, because we’re trying to get people to live healthier lives.”

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