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Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to Fatal crashes dropping among youth. by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously involving drivers who From the The message that Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative recently used Publisher’s Desk marijuana is often an
marijuana doubled in Dana McArthur entry/gateway drug to a
Washington after the much more additive realm Alberta organ and tissue
state legalized the drug, of drugs and abuse has had
Letter to the Editor according to the latest research by the an effect on the choices young adults are donation –registry agent launch
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. clearly making.
On April 13 the Federal Liberal The Bill clearly states it will be a 'criminal
government introduced C-45 the activity': "for a young person [an individual
There is also fears, according 'Cannabis Act'. The legislation would who is 12 years of age or older but under 18 Rob
allow adults age 18 and over to possess
years of age] to possess cannabis of one or
to the Wildrose, that the NDP
Building Canada Plan up to 30 grams of marijuana in public and more classes of cannabis the total amount Merrifield
may be pulling funding for to buy cannabis from regulated retailers. of which, as determined in accordance with
self-managed care. Self- In three other US states, including Schedule 3, is equivalent to more than 5 g Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
managed care allows Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and of dried cannabis."
Tip greater flexibility in Washington, D.C., that have legalized the In other words, it will not be criminal West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy meeting individual recreational use of marijuana fatal possession for a 12 year old to carry under

The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the of needs and certainly accidents have increased at an equally 5 grams of marijuana —five or six good
alarming rate.
editor. was of benefit in my The problem is that new research shows size joints? Rob
All letters are published at the discretion of the the Hat mother’s care. legal limits for marijuana and driving are The act goes on to state it is prohibited: for a
young person to distribute cannabis of one or
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit arbitrary and unsupported by science, more classes of cannabis the total amount of Letter to the Editor Policy Merrifield
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published according to AAA. Washington has The Weekly Anchor welcomes Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs implemented a limit for marijuana as high which is equivalent, as determined in letters to the editor.
accordance with Schedule 3, to more than 5 g
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the as 5 ng/mL and Pennsylvania's is set of dried cannabis.
name of the writer and include the address and much lower at 1 ng/mL. So, if a 12 year old chooses to distribute a the NDP invoking closure on
telephone number, which will not be published. But there simply is no reliable test joint to his friends it is not "prohibited"? All letters are published at the discretion of debate for Bill 6 despite Man in the
showing that drivers become impaired at By opening the gates to legalizing and the editor-publisher who reserves the right to Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
a specific level of marijuana in the blood. industrializing marijuana along with the edit for clarity, length and libel. Letters petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
The results are unsafe motorists may be government taxes that will be reaped, this is published do not necessarily reflect the
going free and others are being a door that will likely never be closed policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All 30,000 Albertans who are
wrongfully convicted of impaired driving. again. against the bill.
The problem of reliable detection of We must pause and ask ourselves, is it letters must bear the name of the writer and
marijuana impairment extends to the worth the risk and do we have faith in this include the address and telephone number,
workplace and how to maintain jobsite government to get this right? —make no which will not be published.
safety without clear scientific support. mistake, innocent lives can and have
Riding Update: Marijuana use has been steadily literally gone up in smoke. Independent seniors’ advocate needed Robin Campbell, MLA

West Yellowhead
Letter to the Editor to fix long-term care: Eggen Hello again…
by Carlo Klemm
OP/ED Liberals introduce C-45, ‘Cannabis Act’ The Weekly Anchor
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Member of the
The Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse says says that level of funding "is clearly inadequate, Edson & District Chamber & K
that for youth ages 15-24, marijuana use has Jim Eglinski given the misconceptions about marijuana's From the Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion dropped from 33% to 24%. Programs that effect on driving." Publisher’s Desk MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Furthermore, it appears the Liberal Government
encourage kids to stop using marijuana have
been working. Yet on April 13th the Liberal MP Yellowhead wants to create a pot registry, but they are not Dana McArthur
Government introduced C-45, 'Cannabis Act'. telling us how much this is going to cost. Health
This legislation would allow adults age 18 and Canada said the system would be designed to
over to possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis there be some new sort of cannabis tax collect information about pot products from
Riding Update: or its equivalent in public and to buy cannabis introduced that shares revenue with the licensed producers, distributors and retailers. The
provinces, or will the federal government impose department added it would allow businesses and
from a provincially regulated retailer. However,
this legislation fails to address some very its own tax and tell the provinces to do the same? regulators to trace all products.
important details. The federal government has earmarked $9.6 Between this month's introduction of the bill to
So far there has been little indication how million over five years for a "comprehensive legalize cannabis, and the 15 months it will take Views & News
cannabis will be taxed and how that tax revenue public education and awareness campaign," but to pass it into law, there are a lot of questions that by Deanna Mitchener Rob
will be shared. Will the GST be applied to pot? what will that look like and is that enough the Prime Minister is going to have to address. Conservative
Will provincial sales tax also be applied? Will money? The Canadian Automobile Association Merrifield

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