2004.12 Marijuana Possession/Use – A Criminal Offense

December 20, 2013

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Whereas, The federal government announced its intention to decriminalize the possession/use of marijuana under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act which would render its use to be a minor offence, similar to that of receiving a traffic ticket; and

Whereas, Scientific evidence indicates that marijuana use is hazardous to health and is addictive; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada in 84th annual national convention assembled, urge the federal government to keep the possession/use of any amount of marijuana as a criminal offence under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Requested Members’ Action:

Write letters to the federal minister of justice urging that the possession/use of any amount of marijuana be kept as a criminal offence under the Criminal drugs and Substances Act; send a copy of your letter to your local member of parliament and the prime minister.