Opposing Marijuana Use

On April 30th, 2015 MP Roxanne James got up in the House of Commons and made the following Members Statement.

“Mr. Speaker, unlike the Liberal Party, we have been very clear. We have no intention of legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana. The chiefs of police have also been very clear that they do not support legalizing marijuana.”

“Now that he has joined the Liberal Party, Bill Blair has flip-flopped and now wants to legalize marijuana, which would make it easier for children to smoke pot. Already he puts it on equal footing with alcohol and is already planning to, as he says “tax the thing” and “control the price”.”

Unlike Mr. Blair and the Liberal Party, we do not intend to compromise on the safety of our youth. These drugs are illegal because of the harmful effects they have on users and on our society. One can only wonder how Mr. Blair can feel comfortable now that he belongs in the same basket as Liberal supporters such as drug-pushing Marc and Jodie Emery.

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2015/4/30/roxanne-james-1/

On November 22nd, 2013 during Government Orders Roxanne James said the following

“We also see shameful acts by the leader of the Liberal Party, who goes to speak at grade schools to promote the legalization of illegal substances like marijuana to our children. This is shameful. Canadian families deserve much better.”
https://openparliament.ca/debates/2013/11/22/roxanne-james-2/

In the video below she is quoted as saying “60% of those who use marijuana are more likely to drop out of school and 8 times more likely to go on to more dangerous and illicit drugs.”

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