Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Canadian Conservatives For Legal Marijuana begin billboard advertising

Canadian Conservatives For Legal Marijuana Raise Ruckus In Time For 4/20 - Zian Lum, Huffington Post:

April 17, 2015 - "'Real Conservatives support legal marijuana,' former MP Inky Mark said in a news release on behalf of a newly-minted group called Canadian Conservatives for Legal Marijuana. 'Stephen Harper has lost his way with his big government campaign against marijuana users,' he said. Mark added 'real Conservatives' are ones who stand for values including small government and lower taxes.

"'His personal crusade against marijuana users is just another expensive, big government intervention, wasting tax dollars and treating Canadians like children.'

"The ex-Manitoba Reform/Conservative MP notes 'many prominent' Tories are withholding their public support for marijuana legalization because 'they don’t want to get in trouble for defying Harper.'

"The group’s website includes legalization endorsements from Conservative MPs Scott Reid, Patrick Brown, and Gerald Keddy.

"Legalization-related quotations from former prime ministers Joe Clark and Kim Campbell, ex-newspaper baron Conrad Black, and the National Post editorial board are also counted in its supporters section.

"The release called the government marijuana prohibition a failure, and emphasized it’s time for a 'new approach' that satisfies 'real Conservative values.'

"'I don’t even consider Harper a conservative,” Mark told the Ottawa Citizen. 'He’s just Harper. The man basically wanted to jail 40,000 people who were using medical marijuana and growing it themselves. That should tell you a lot about him right there'....

"The group has paid for two billboards blocks away from Parliament Hill."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/04/17/canadian-conservatives-marijuana_n_7090300.html
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