Canada’s Largest Addiction Teaching Hospital Calls for Marijuana Legalization With Tight Controls

By: Friday October 10, 2014 6:22 am

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, took the bold step of calling for legalization of marijuana, subjected to very strict controls. Their policy recommendation is a clear reminder that being anti-prohibition is no way the same as being pro-marijuana, even though the media often inappropriately confuses [...]

Two-Thirds of Canadians Want to Eliminate Penalties for Marijuana Use

By: Wednesday August 28, 2013 7:08 am

The vast majority of Canadians want their marijuana laws to be reformed. According to a new Forum Poll, 69 percent of Canadians support either decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana or fully legalizing it. When presented with a whole range of options a plurality of Canadians (36%) said they want it to be fully legalized and [...]

Canada’s Liberal Party Leader Calls for Legalizing Cannabis

By: Thursday July 25, 2013 12:07 pm

Justin Trudeau, the federal leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, called for the full legalization of marijuana at a rally in British Columbia. Pointing to a sign about decriminalizing cannabis, Trudeau said, “I’m actually not in favor of decriminalizing cannabis, I’m in favor of legalizing it, tax and regulate. It is one of the only ways [...]

Angus Reid Poll: Majority of Americans and Canadians Support Marijuana Legalization

By: Thursday November 29, 2012 12:48 pm

A majority of both American and Canadian adults support marijuana legalization, according to a new Angus Reid public opinion survey. According to the poll, the  people of Canada are slightly more supportive of marijuana legalization than their neighbors to the south. The survey found that 57 percent of Canadians support the legalization of marijuana, while [...]

Two-Thirds of Canadians Think Marijuana Should be Decriminalized

By: Monday July 2, 2012 11:57 am

The overwhelming majority of Canadians think that marijuana should be fully decriminalized, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll for Postmedia News and Global TV. From Leader Post: It found that 66 per cent of people believe that “the possession of marijuana in small amounts” should be “decriminalized so that it no longer carries a [...]

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