Peter MacKay dislikes cannabis legalization

The frontrunner for the Conservative leadership doesn’t like legalization.

Peter MacKay made the admission in an interview with Kelowna newspaper, The Daily Courier. Asked by the paper if he supported cannabis legalization, MacKay was clear: “I don’t.”

“What I most worry about is the impact on young people, the mental health implications, the impaired driving implications.

“It was forced,” he says.

“It was the back-of-a-napkin promise that the current prime minister had made. There’s now simply more marijuana available to more people, including young people.”

MacKay says cannabis should have been de-criminalized instead, adding the promise that legalization was going to reduce the black market “has been a complete failure.”

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