The Liberals have voted yes to the legalization of marijuana at the Liberal Party’s biennial convention on Sunday morning.
According to the Huffington Post, interim party leader Bob Rae acknowledged that the war on drugs was not working effectively.
He also said that the implications of the resolution had to be carefully studied.
Still, 77% of the delegates said they wanted a future Liberal party to legalize the drug.
A major issue regarding the legalization of marijuana is to see how it’s supply will be controlled.
Rae said he would look into it in the months and years to come and that he was confortable with the resolution.
This resolution implies legalizing, regulating and taxing the production, distribution and use of marijuana.
Illegal trafficking, importation and exportation of marijuana as well as impaired driving would still be severely punished.But those accused of simple possession of the drug in the past would receive amnesty.
The program would also invest in prevention and education programs in schools about the harms of marijuana.
It is still unsure whether the resolution will make it into the Liberal’s next election platform, but Young Liberals Leader Samuel Lavoie said he hoped it would not go unnoticed.