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B.C. to focus on 'guns and gangs' not pot, says Bond

B.C.'s municipal leaders agree: Canada's pot laws are outdated.

Wednesday they voted at the annual UBCM convention to decriminalize marijuana.

They say decriminalization would counter the control organized crime has over the $7 billion marijuana industry, and say it's time to study the benefits of regulating and taxing marijuana.

Drug laws are primarily federal, and this puts the provincial government in the middle of the debate, but B.C.'s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Shirley Bond, says, her government will focus on 'guns and gangs,' rather than decriminalization.
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