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After Upset Election, Canada's New Leader Wants to Legalize Marijuana | Alternet


After Upset Election, Canada's New Leader Wants to Legalize Marijuana | Alternet: The election brings an end to nine years of Conservative rule, which, from a drug policy perspective, was absolutely regressive and reactionary. The Tories not only opposed marijuana legalization; they were committed to rolling out mandatory minimum sentences for some drug offenses, including pot cultivation, and they fought bitterly (and unsuccessfully) to shut down Vancouver's supervised injection site for hard-core drug users. The Tories rejected harm reduction in favor of failed 20th Century drug policies.

The Liberal platform included, among other things, marijuana legalization:

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