Re: "Washington voters agree to legalize pot," Nov. 7.
While decriminalizing marijuana has been a hot-button issue in B.C., Washington and Colorado both passed referendums that would decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana.
But when asked about her stance on decriminalizing marijuana, Premier Christy Clark simply excused herself from comment, citing that it was a federal issue and not within her jurisdiction as a provincial premier to take a stance. In other words, she passed the issue along to a higher office.
It should not matter whether the law is a federal issue or not, the prohibition of marijuana affects British Columbians and the premier needs to take a decisive stance as a real leader should.
As a politician, she should have been aware of these referendums long enough ago to make up her mind, and she should not characterize Adrian Dix as being indecisive when he himself took a clear stance on this particular issue.
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