Attorneys General light up pot debate

 

MATT KIELTYKA

METRO CANADA

 

Four former B.C. Attorneys General have joined the crusade to legalize marijuana.
Colin Gabelmann, Ujjal Dosanjh, Graeme Bowbrick and Geoff Plant all signed onto the Stop the Violence B.C. coalition Tuesday and sent a letter to both Premier Christy Clark and NDP opposition leader Adrian Dix to endorse legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana.

Doing so will curb gang violence and crime, raise tax revenue and ease the load of the court system, they say.

“We should be prosecuting murderers and gangsters, not young people for small amounts of possession,” Dosanjh said.

“It’s not a smart way to deal with crime and there’s a significant consensus that is evolving in this country and in the U.S.”

 

 

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