Blake Richards – CPC

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“I have strong concerns of legalizing marijuana, and I am not supporting legalizing marijuana or any kind of drug.” Continue reading

Cathy McLeod – CPC

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“To legalize a substance that is incredibly toxic and is going to create a huge impact on our health-care system cost doesn’t really make sense” Continue reading

David Kilgour – PC Secretary of State

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David Kilgour – PC Secretary of State “Advocates of legalization and decriminalization argue that illicit drugs should be treated as a health problem rather than an enforcement issue. This wrongly suggests it is an “either-or” proposition. In fact, Canada’s Drug Strategy calls for a balance between reducing the supply of Continue reading

Earl Dreeshen – CPC

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“Our Government has no intention of legalizing or de-criminalizing marijuana. We do not believe marijuana is a harmless substance.” Continue reading

John Weston – Conservative

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“Weston was opposed [to legalization] on the grounds that marijuana is an entry-level [gateway] drug.” Continue reading

Mike Allen – CPC

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Mike Allen – Conservative Party – Tobique-Mactaquac, NB Tory incumbent Mike Allen also pointed to health issues as a concern. However, he questioned the benefit of giving someone a criminal record for being in possession of a joint. He also saw potential for medical use of cannabis. “But, at the Continue reading

Randy Kamp – CPC

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“Do we have any intent to legalize marijuana? The answer is no,” although possession of small amounts has been largely decriminalized” Continue reading

Rick Norlock – CPC

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“legalizing marijuana is ‘naive and oversimplistic’ because it would add to society’s ills, not reduce them” Continue reading

Sally McGrath – LPC

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“Liberal candidate Sally McGrath opposes legalization, saying marijuana induces psychotic states and is dangerous” Continue reading

Thomas Mulcair – NDP

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“I think [decriminalization] would be a mistake because the information that we have right now is that the marijuana that’s on the market is extremely potent and can actually cause mental illness.” Continue reading