Pros And Cons Of Decriminalization

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Impacts of Decriminalizing Cannabis As a teenager, one would likely assume I’ve been exposed to strangers, and possibly friends, offering me some sort of an illegal substance in hopes of having me as a “customer.” While this hasn’t happened to me, I don’t have to look far for the experience, even though Cannabis is illegal in Canada. Decriminalizing Cannabis is something I’m in support of, even though I have no intention of using it, or any sort of non-perscription drug. When you weigh the positives and negatives of decriminalization, the pros far outweigh the cons, allowing for a more prosperous economy and potentially safer society. The Liberal Party of Canada stated that, “Canada’s current system of marijuana prohibition does not work. It does not prevent young people from using marijuana and too many Canadians end up with criminal records for possessing small amounts of the drug. …show more content…

Instead he cryptically said, "I can direct you to Health Canada," adding that "lots of studies" point to negative effects. In another interview a week later, Harper again said there was "overwhelming and growing scientific and medical evidence" about the harmful, long-term effects of marijuana. As the interview moved onto discussion about the impacts legalization would have on children, Harper said, “Mr. Trudeau, this is his number one priority — legalizing marijuana, making it as available as alcohol and tobacco. I know some people favour that, but that is not our approach and that’s not the kind of lifestyle choices we want to see for our young

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