Trudeau Government Is Silencing Critics Of Legal Pot, Says Watchdog Group

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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Canada’s Liberal government is hiding information about the devastating effects of legalized marijuana on public health, according to the group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) Canada. 

The group includes an impressive roster of Nobel-nominated scientists and health specialists — who are not often heard in Canada’s marijuana debate.

Canada plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by July 1, 2018, despite a growing number of concerns expressed by health specialists, doctors and law enforcement, who say the legislation is being rushed through the House of Commons without proper consideration of how it will be sold, affect public health, and impact impaired driving.

SAM Spokeswoman Pamela McColl told The Daily Caller that the Trudeau government is deliberately censoring information at the Parliamentary health committee hearings that are examining the potential dangers to public health posed by legal pot.

Australian scientist Dr. Stuart Reece was invited to address the group of elected representatives until he was uninvited after the Liberal majority on the committee discovered that Reece has published a paper on how marijuana has been linked to gene mutation, McColl said.

“As soon as they discovered that he was going to testify about marijuana and gene mutation, Dr. Reece was told not to come,” she said.

She also blamed the Canadian media for ignoring the issue “because so many of them smoke marijuana themselves,” she joked. She pointed to a story in the U.K.’s Daily Mail that detailed how marijuana can cause infertility in men because it acts on sperm exactly as it does on the human brain — making the listless.

The expert source for that article was a Canadian scientist from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Victor Chow — yet the story somehow escaped notice in the almost all Canadian media.

“The weight of the ­evidence is that marijuana ­probably has a negative impact not only for sperm counts but sperm function,” Chow said, declaring that cannabis causes the sperm to “swim in circles.”

McColl notes that the Health Canada website even includes a warning that marijuana can cause infertility in men and the United Nations declaration on marijuana use also flags that concern.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is fervently pushing legal pot legislation, usually looks to the UN for direction on a variety of issues, but if his marijuana bill passes he will be in contravention of three UN drug conventions.

McColl said Trudeau is so passionate about marijuana legalization for a variety of reasons: “It’s personal for him because his brother was facing marijuana charges when he died. He hangs out with the George Soros crowd who believe in this and who will profit from legalization. It’s political too — he thinks he can corner the youth vote and gain favor with those parents who don’t think their kids should have criminal records for smoking pot.”

“But Trudeau also consistently demonstrates a remarkable degree of recklessness as a leader.” McColl said, adding that impaired driving charges and collisions are sure to drastically increase when marijuana is legalized.

Does the fact that Trudeau has admitted smoking marijuana as a Member of Parliament while the drug was still an illegal substance have any bearing on his views?

McColl mused, “You’re going to defend it if you’re an addict.”

Some American states have legalized marijuana and there are media reports that the experiment seems to be working without impairment levels spiking. But McColl pointed out that in Colorado, where the drug is legal, communities across the state have passed municipal bylaws to prohibit the sale and consumption of pot within their jurisdictions.

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