Pubdate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015
Source: Parksville Qualicum Beach News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2015 Black Press
Author: Carrie Powell-Davidson


While it is convenient to brand the Liberals as pot-smoking 
supporters of medical marijuana, that position is only a smokescreen 
by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government to replace reality with fiction.

The Conservative's approach to marijuana is not serving anyone least 
of all, our children. The prime minister's approach has failed to 
keep marijuana out of the hands of Canadian youth.

This not only has harmful health ramifications, but there are obvious 
safety issues when kids engage with criminals.

We need to replace this failed drug policy with one that makes sense 
medically, socially and economically. We need to enact laws that 
strictly regulate and tax the marijuana industry. Protecting our kids 
and removing the criminal element - that's the Liberal stand.

Carrie Powell-Davidson, Liberal candidate Courtenay-Alberni Riding Parksville
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