The Trudeau Government in Ottawa does not have the backing of the local Member of Parliament in its push to legalize marijuana in Canada.
 
Kevin Sorenson argues, no matter what your views on cannabis, there are a lot of unanswered questions that need hard answers before the law is changed.
 
"I think, in fairness, they realized it wasn't as easy as they had anticipated," he noted. "There's other considerations that they have to look at, including our relationship with the United States and easy access across the border."
 
While it's true that some US states have legalized marijuana, it's still illegal in most of the country.
 
"There's no way like there is with alcohol of telling whether someone is under the influence, other than a blood test," he added. "Until some of those things are in place, I think they're realizing maybe we jumped the gun a little too quickly."
 
He also quoted a statement by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce that legalizing pot isn't going to improve what it sees as a productivity issue in the workforce.
 
The prime minister argues it will make money for government while taking business away from illegal drug dealers.
 
"For him to say it's a revenue creator, I really think that's the wrong reason for doing anything," countered Sorenson. "To believe that we can start taxing this is going to be the only reason to do it, I'm not sure that's enough of a reason."

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