Davenport Federal Liberal Association (Liberal Party of Canada)

November 05, 2014 09:44 ET

Liberal Party Lights Up Marijuana Debate with U of T Event This Thursday 7PM

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2014) - Following the groundbreaking call from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to legalize and regulate marijuana, the Liberal Party of Canada will host "Time to Legalize Marijuana? A panel on the law, politics and science of weed."

The event will occur tomorrow, Thursday, November 6 at 7:00PM at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education auditorium at 252 Bloor St. W at the University of Toronto. It is organized by the Davenport Liberal riding association and the U of T Liberals.

Last night Alaska, Oregon and Washington DC joined Colorado and Washington state in legalizing recreational marijuana. That same day Health Canada received a court challenge for its flawed medical marijuana program.

"Our current approach to marijuana is failing our children," said Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. Marijuana is a central issue for this generation. The panel will feature author Mark Coakley, criminal lawyer Marcy Segal and addictions counsellor Peter Markwell.

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