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LeDain tables final report recommending 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.

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 Majority position: reduce the impact of criminal law on drug users.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: June 1, 1972
Guest(s): Ian Campbell, Gerald LeDain
Reporter: Ron Collister
Duration: 3:10

Last updated: December 6, 2012

Page consulted on June 30, 2014

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