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Lalonde considers revising marijuana possession laws

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.

 Justice minister wonders if the laws are too strict.

Medium: Radio
Program: The House
Broadcast Date: Jan. 20, 1979
Guest(s): Marc Lalonde, Stuart Leggatt, Tony Pantages, Eldon Wooliams
Host: Marguerite McDonald
Duration: 10:06

Last updated: December 4, 2012

Page consulted on March 25, 2014

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