HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Focus Applauds Marijuana Ruling
Pubdate: Thu, 01 Jan 2004
Source: Christian News (Canada)
Copyright: 2004 Christian News
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)


A December 23 legal decision "emphasizes that any changes to Canada's
marijuana laws must be made with great caution," stated Derek Rogusky
of Focus on the Family Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that
criminal sanctions for marijuana use are constitutional. According to
a Focus press release, the court's decision affirmed that "marijuana
is a psychoactive drug that alters mental functions and has the
potential to cause harm. This raises issues of public health and
safety, both for the user and for those in the broader society."

Rogusky declared: "Given the overwhelming medical evidence, it is
appropriate that the Court stressed that marijuana is indeed a harmful
substance, and that Parliament has the right to legislate over its
control for the good of all Canadians."
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