Pubdate: Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Source: Edmonton Journal (CN AB)
Copyright: 2017 The Edmonton Journal
Author: Betty Unger
Page: A7


Why is the federal government in such a hurry to pass marijuana
legalization legislation when there are still so many questions? The
Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police said the legislation is coming
too fast, stating, "there is insufficient time to prepare the
necessary legislative framework and regulations to ensure the public

Do these things not matter?

Why is government not listening to its own department of health which
warned youth under the age of 25, whose brains are still developing,
should not be smoking marijuana? Why are they ignoring evidence that
says more youth will smoke marijuana and car crashes due to impairment
will increase significantly?

Why do they insist organized crime will decrease yet experts say we
are deluding ourselves?

The proposed legislative and regulatory framework is still in its
infancy and yet Trudeau stubbornly insists on recklessly plunging ahead.

Are there conflicts of interest driving this agenda?

Betty Unger, Senator (Alberta)
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