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Commons committee on drugs favours decriminalization

In 1923 it became illegal for Canadians to possess marijuana. But the laws have always been flouted, by recreational users who just want to get high, and by medicinal users seeking relief from pain and illness. From cannabis caf├ęs to courtrooms, doctors and patients, rabble-rousers and senior statesmen have engaged in a passionate debate over marijuana possession. But the laws have endured.

Another call for the softening of marijuana laws emphasizes drug's dangers, but says the punishment exceeds the crime.

Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: Dec. 12, 2002
Guests: Mike Niebudek, Kevin Sorensen, Paddy Torsney, John Walters
Host: Chris Skene
Reporter: Curt Petrovich
Duration: 2:41

Last updated: July 29, 2013

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