Is the Conservative government about to loosen the reins when it comes to Canadian marijuana laws, even as they battle to maintain a perception of strictness? Well, don’t expect Prime Minister Stephen Harper to join Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s legalization crusade any time soon, but a small step may be on the way.
In a recent interview with QMI Agency, Justice Minister Peter MacKay hinted that the party was poised to relax its stance on marijuana.
"That doesn't mean decriminalizing or legalizing, but it does mean giving police options, for example, to issue fines in addition to any other sanctions, or as a substitute for other sanctions," MacKay said Tuesday.
"These are things that we are willing to look at in the new year, but there's been no decision taken."
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police requested earlier the right to ticket people caught with small amounts of pot, less than 30 grams, ratherRead More »from Are the Conservatives about to bend on marijuana laws?