Mike MacDonald – Green Party, Banff, BC
MacDonald said that the Green Party would focus instead on education on the dangers of marijuana. He called the Green Party position a pragmatic one. “The official party platform is to legalize marijuana,” MacDonald said. “Why? Because it costs somewhere around $300 billion a year to do nothing, managing the marijuana issue through it being criminalized doesn’t work. It’s spending a lot of money and it doesn’t do any good.”
MacDonald said that he doesn’t support marijuana use, but it was for him a financially prudent decision.
Source: Banff Crag and Canyon, April 20, 2011