defended his Stephen Harpergovernment's policy on maintaining Canada's prohibition of marijuana, this week.
In an interview with a consortium of ethnic media in Vancouver, the prime minister stated his government has no intention of legalizing the drug and that doing so would cause us "a lot of trouble at the border with the United States."
"I don't want to say they would seal the border. But I think it would inhibit our trade generally because they're certainly not going to make that move in the United States," Harper said, according to the Filipino Post.
"I think as a cross-border phenomenon this would cause Canada a lot of difficulty."
Last week, four former Vancouver mayors each signed an open letter urging politicians to consider legalization and regulation of pot, saying those policies will increase taxes to government, remove illicit profits that lead to gang violence, and eliminate costly legal proceedings.
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