Tories' false claims about pot laws put youth at risk: drug policy centre

In recent years, national surveys have shown a majority of Canadians want to loosen marijuana laws
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

cannabis-claims-icdspConservative Leader Stephen Harper has made Canada’s approach to marijuana laws an election issue, contrasting his government’s tough approach against the Greens’ and Liberals’ plan to legalize the drug and the NDP’s pledge to at least decriminalize it and study legalization. The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy released a list of common claims about the use and regulation of pot that research shows are actually incorrect. Such false claims about marijuana lead to policies that actually put youth at risk, the researchers say.