The government’s failed drug policy

While it is convenient to brand the Liberals as pot-smoking supporters of medical marijuana, that position is only a smokescreen.

While it is convenient to brand the Liberals as pot-smoking supporters of medical marijuana, that position is only a smokescreen by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government to replace reality with fiction.

The Conservative’s approach to marijuana is not serving anyone least of all, our children. The prime minister’s approach has failed to keep marijuana out of the hands of Canadian youth.

This not only has harmful health ramifications, but there are obvious safety issues when kids engage with criminals.

We need to replace this failed drug policy with one that makes sense medically, socially and economically. We need to enact laws that strictly regulate and tax the marijuana industry. Protecting our kids and removing the criminal element — that’s the Liberal stand.

Carrie Powell-Davidson, Liberal candidateCourtenay-Alberni RidingParksville