LEGALISING MARIJUANA (Federal Issue)

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LEGALISING MARIJUANA (Federal Issue) by Mind Map: LEGALISING MARIJUANA (Federal Issue)

1. WHO

1.1. LIBERALS

1.1.1. Trudeau has vowed to legalize recreational use, which he said

1.2. CONSERVATIVE PARTY

1.2.1. The Conservatives are staunchly opposed to legalizing marijuana in Canada. Harper has said that it would do nothing to keep the drug away from children.

1.2.1.1. CONSERVATIVE PARTY

1.3. NDP

1.3.1. "I want to make sure that everybody understands that the NDP's position is decriminalization the minute we form government," Mulcair said

1.3.1.1. They want to decriminalise it not necessarily legalise. They stand for more research to be done on the drug.

1.4. marijuana party of canada

2. White Ideas are against the legalising Normal text are for the legalising/ other

3. WHY

3.1. would "remove the criminal element" linked to the drug and make it more difficult for youth to access.

3.2. We have spent a couple of generations trying to reduce the usage of tobacco in Canada with a lot of success," Harper said at a rally Saturday. "Tobacco is a product that does a lot of damage – marijuana is infinitely worse and is something we do not want to encourage."

3.3. the TAX recreational sale of marijuana would create a lot of profit and boost our economy

3.4. Legalization advocates claim that the move will provide police officers more money and time to go after criminals committing other crimes, such as violence

3.5. will cut off a revenue stream for illegal drug traders leaving less room for orgainized crime

3.6. Medical Benefits for Cancer Patients.

3.7. Personal Freedom.

3.7.1. Personal Freedom.

3.8. Addictive Nature.

3.9. In fact, study shows that weed is one of the most prevalent illegal drugs found in fatally injured and impaired drivers.

3.10. GATEWAY DRUG

3.10.1. boys who abused weed, along with alcohol and cigarettes, were found to be 2-3 times more likely to abuse prescription drugs when they become young adults.

3.11. bad for your health

3.11.1. could get into hands of children

3.11.2. increased amounts of second hands smoke

4. WHAT

4.1. Making cannabis legal for recreational use in all of Canada

5. WHERE

5.1. Is in debate to become law in Canada and America

5.2. Last year, Colorado became the first U.S. state to legalize recreational pot-use.

6. WHEN

6.1. The federal government's promised to begin the process of legalizing cannabis in 2017

6.1.1. (LIBERAL PARTY)

6.2. has been a topic in the new for a couple of years now

7. HOW

7.1. Liberals will remove marijuana consumption and incidental possession from the Criminal Code, and create new, stronger laws to punish more severely those who provide it to minors, those who operate a motor vehicle while under its influence, and those who sell it outside of the new regulatory framework. We will create a federal/provincial/territorial task force, and with input from experts in public health, substance abuse, and law enforcement, will design a new system of strict marijuana sales and distribution, with appropriate federal and provincial excise taxes applied.

8. odd the NDP party is more in the gray zone about legalising pot than the Liberals who have a very left view on the idea ( shouldn't it be the other way around)

9. WORKS CITED

9.1. References 19 Primary Pros and Cons of Legalizing Weed. (2015, June 12). Retrieved June 18, 2016, from http://nyln.org/19-primary-pros-and-cons-of-legalizing-weed Bolen, M. (2015, August 21). Mulcair pledges NDP will decriminalize pot 'the minute we form government' Retrieved June 18, 2016, from http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ndp-mulcair-marijuana-decriminalization-1.3199532 Pot policy: Harper, Trudeau clash over marijuana legalization. (n.d.). Retrieved June 18, 2016, from http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/election/pot-policy-harper-trudeau-clash-over-marijuana-legalization-1.2593466 Powers, L. (2016, April 24). Pot legalization coming, so stop possession arrests, say some. Retrieved June 18, 2016, from http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/cannabis-legalization-arrests-charges-enforcement-1.3545800