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Must cannabis be grown in Fort Knox?

By Green Party Leader Elizabeth May      

For some reason, the government seems bound and determined to confine growing of cannabis to the indoors. This is bizarre. Cannabis grows well outdoors. In fact, it grows like a weed. It is an ideal crop to replace tobacco cultivation in many parts of Canada.

The problem is that growing cannabis indoors, in addition to being unnecessary, imposes a rather large climate impact. An astonishing amount of water and energy are required to grow cannabis indoors, writes Green Party leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times file photographi

As the first federal party in Canada to advocate for an end to the futile and counter-productive prohibition policy towards cannabis, the Green Party of Canada welcomes this government’s commitment to legalization. Unfortunately, these efforts are marred by something of a “reefer-madness” mindset. I attempted to amend the legislation to eliminate the extremely severe penalties for accidentally sharing cannabis with a minor. Those efforts failed. But much can be improved through regulations.

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