There’s no real ammunition for Conservatives against pot legalization
By Tim PowersOct. 17, 2018
There’s no strong pool of voters creating the opportunity to wedge against the prevailing acceptance that legal weed is here to stay. Even most Conservative voters support or can accept it.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks to reporters last month surrounded by caucus members, left, Michelle Rempel and Tony Clement, and, right, Rachael Harder. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Thanks be to God marijuana is now legal, because it’s been getting pretty tiresome constantly talking about it. It almost makes you long for the day when Senate reform was the hot topic. Well, maybe not.
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