Decriminalize pot ahead of legalizing it, Jagmeet Singh urges PM Trudeau | CTV News

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The latest entrant to the federal NDP leadership race says it’s “offensive” the government is allowing people to be charged with marijuana possession while there’s a bill before Parliament to legalize it.
Jagmeet Singh, who currently sits in the Ontario legislature, said Canada absolutely needs “to immediately decriminalize” marijuana, a position the federal NDP has held for years. The party promised in the 2015 election to decriminalize it right away if it formed government.

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