The release of a final report on marijuana by the House of Commons health committee has opposition MPs accusing the Conservatives of whitewashing all expert advice that disagrees with the government’s stand.

The report summarizes a study that was controversial from the start because the committee’s mandate was to look at “marijuana’s health risks and harms,” which prompted concerns the outcome was intended to fit with the government’s political messaging against the drug.

The future of federal marijuana policy is shaping up to be a key point of political debate ahead of next year’s federal election in light of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s call for Canada to be among the first countries in the world to legalize the drug for recreational use. The Conservative Party has run ads saying Mr. Trudeau’s policy would put kids at risk.

via Opposition MPs Accuse Conservatives of Whitewashing Marijuana Report | Cannabis Culture.