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Harold Albrecht Debates the Liberal Government on Bill C-45

Yesterday I debated the Liberal Government's reckless plan to legalize recreational marijuana.

This plan will:
1) Not keep marijuana out of the hands of children and youth
2) Not end the black market/criminal organizations
3) Will make our roads and workplaces unsafe
4) Will have lasting negative effects on Canada

I cannot and will not be supporting this legislation.

Trudeau vowed to legalize marijuana across Canada by July

Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by next July, but increasingly, Canadians are wondering: What’s the hurry?

The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pressing ahead with legislation to legalize cannabis, a move that a majority of the Canadian public supports. But stakeholders such as police chiefs and psychiatrists are urging caution and even delay, worried that a rush to legalization will encourage consumption among young people and increase the incidence of impaired driving.

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Justin Trudeau wants to legalize marijuana

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau took his stance on marijuana a step further in a public appearance in Kelowna, B.C. this week.

"I'm actually not in favour of decriminalizing cannabis. I'm in favour of legalizing it -- tax and regulate," he said, over a burst of applause from the crowd.

Trudeau gave his opinion without being asked a direct question, in response to a sign advocating the decriminalization of cannabis.

"It's one of the only ways to keep it out of the hands of our kids," he added.

In response to Trudeau's comments, Minister of Justice and Attorney General Peter MacKay's spokesperson said the Conservative government has no intention of legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana.

"These drugs are illegal because of the harmful effect they have on users and on society. We will continue protecting the interests of families across this country," wrote Paloma Aguilar in an email to Global News.

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Justin Trudeau Takes a First Step Toward Marijuana Legalization in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called on Canada's newly appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould to look into implementing marijuana legalization in the country.

In a mandate letter written to Wilson-Raybould, published on Friday, Trudeau asked her to collaborate with other ministers to "create a federal-provincial-territorial process that will lead to the legalization and regulation of marijuana."

But challenges involving the regulation of edible marijuana, and drug-impaired driving, could still hinder the legalization process, Lewis Koski, Colorado's director of the Marijuana Enforcement Division, told the CBC. Colorado is one of four U.S. states where recreational marijuana use has been legalized.

"It's going to be a lot harder to implement than you think. It's going to take a lot longer to do it. And it's going to cost more than you think," Koski said.

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Psychiatric Drugs & Violence - The Facts

Psychiatric Drugs -- Regulatory Warnings on Violence, Mania, Psychosis, Homicide; Fact: There have been 22 international drug regulatory warnings issued on psychiatric drugs causing violence, mania, hostility, aggression, psychosis, and other violent type reactions. These warnings have been issued in the United States, European Union, Japan, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.