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e-1688 (Cannabis)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Rebecca Hein from Crystal City, Manitoba, on May 23, 2018, at 2:07 p.m. (EDT)
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Cannabis
Health
Safety
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Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The long-term dangers, costs and health risks of cannabis legalization have not been adequately considered within this legislation;
  • The average human brain does not fully develop until the age of 25, and making cannabis legal for youth, puts them at risk of severe, lifelong brain damage;
  • Allowing 12 year olds to possess five grams of cannabis, encourages teen usage instead of discouraging it;
  • Growing cannabis in the home would enable children to access cannabis at any age, regardless of the legal age;
  • The quantity, product safety and quality of home-grown cannabis could not be fully regulated or ensured;
  • Legalization will not protect public health and safety, but would put the public in danger of intoxication from second-hand smoke; and
  • Law enforcement officials are asking for more time to establish essential safeguards to protect Canadians from drug-impaired driving.
We, the undersigned, residents and citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to refrain from passing Bill C-45
Brandon—Souris
Conservative
Manitoba
Open for signature : May 23, 2018, at 2:07 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : September 20, 2018, at 2:07 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
19
British Columbia
14
Manitoba
20
New Brunswick
1
Newfoundland and Labrador
1
Nova Scotia
2
Ontario
35
Quebec
35
Saskatchewan
3
Yukon
1
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