Article by Mike O, Cannabis Life Network
After Conservative leader Andrew Scheer made headlines last week for seeming to be open to reversing cannabis legalization if his party won the election in 2019, he finally cleared the air this morning on a Quebec radio show, saying:
“We recognize the reality now, so I do not intend to go back and make marijuana illegal again. But we will see what happens within the year and make the necessary corrections.”
That’s a huge contrast to the non-answer he gave CTV on Oct. 18, the day after legalization:
“The Conservative Party will do our due diligence, examine the consequences of this decision, and we’ll examine the reality on the ground. We have to be realistic about what a change like this means for society and all the ramifications.”
So much for the “wait and see” approach, eh? At least now we have a real and concrete answer- cannabis legalization is here to stay, and that might be because the Conservatives realized that promising to make cannabis illegal again would be political suicide.