Rush to legalize marijuana is putting lives at risk

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Justin Trudeau’s plan to legalize marijuana is going full steam ahead but at what cost?
The Liberals have mishandled this file from the start, rushing it through without considering the consequences of legal marijuana on our roads and for the safety of Canadians.

Justin Trudeau’s plan to legalize marijuana is going full steam ahead but at what cost?
The Liberals have mishandled this file from the start, rushing it through without considering the consequences of legal marijuana on our roads and for the safety of Canadians.
In fact, in a recent survey of marijuana users, 39% say they’ve driven within two hours of smoking marijuana. Law enforcement officials have stated they expect an increase in incidents of marijuana-impaired driving, and have expressed concern about a lack of adequate testing equipment and funding available to deal with this expected increase.
Trudeau needs to listen to the experts in law enforcement and in communities who are telling him: they are not ready.
Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives know this Liberal plan is flawed, and we are very concerned for the safety of Canadians because of the risks involved with making marijuana more accessible to the public.
It’s time that Trudeau puts public safety and the health of Canadians ahead of his rush to pass this ill-advised legislation.

Pierre Paul-Hus
Shadow Cabinet Minister responsible for Public Safety
and Emergency Preparedness