Donovan Cavers – Green Party, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, BC
The governing Conservative party’s website attacked the Green’s election platform, in part because of its call to legalize marijuana. But that attack suits local Green Party hopeful Donovan Cavers just fine. He said polls show that a majority – 55 per cent – of Canadians side with his party’s position that marijuana should be legal, and he wants to see the herb treated more like a health issue.
Cavers believes the Conservatives will run into trouble with voters over the issue because of their philosophy of prohibition. “It’s proven [prohibition] doesn’t really work because there is still a lot of drug use,” he said, noting that, if anything, drug use has increased.
Source: Kamloops This Week, April 18, 2008