Justice minister may be asked to recommend discharges
Justice Minister Jacques Flynn will probably be asked this week to instruct prosecutors to support absolute and conditional discharges of persons of convicted of possession of marijuana. A resolution, to be placed before the Canadian Bar Association’s general session Thursday, als suggests that Flynn write to the attorney-general of Alberta to point out the high number of marijuana convictions in the province and the low number of discharges in relation to other provinces.
Pot versus alcohol
Dear Ann Landers: We have three teen-agers. For the last several months there has been a continuing battle at the supper table. They insist that pot is less damaging than alcohol. Will you please say some. thing on the subject? It always sounds different coming from an outsider. Thank you. Outnumbered In Skolle.
Marijana now believed to be more harmful than tobacco
HAMILTON (CP) – Scientists now believe marijuana is harmful, an executive of Alcohol and Drug Concerns Inc. told a conference Monday. “It is now generally recognized that both light and regular use of marijuana damages lungs, upsets hormonal balances in men and women and lowers body resistance to disease,” Donald Smyth told delegates to the 20th annual Institute on Addiction Studies at McMaster University.