Marijuana legalization urged for open debate

If marijuana was legalized and regulated, Canadians could “really talk about the dangers”
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Monday, October 12, 2015

Marijuana has emerged as an issue in the federal election campaign in Canada. The Liberals promise legalization, the NDP pledge at least to decriminalize it, and the Conservatives vow further crackdowns and are using the debate to attack their opponents. Legalizing and regulating marijuana would help – not hurt – young people who suffer from mental illness or use the drug to self-medicate, say psychiatrists and addiction experts. (See also: Majority of Canadians support decriminalizing marijuana: poll)