The NORML Women’s Alliance of Canada has a new campaign in which they are encouraging citizens to seek out their Member of Parliament and ask them their position on the legalization of cannabis (normlwomen.ca/meeting_your_mp). We think it is a great idea. We encourage our members to see their MP and seek out their position on cannabis. Politicians need to know that their constituents are concerned about this issue.
In 2015 we will be voting in our next government. Nothing motivates a politician more than the fear of getting voted out. We want our politicians to know that their position on cannabis legalization is going to matter. In order to do this we have to start early.
The Women’s Alliance have listed a number of common misconceptions about cannabis and cited the relevant government reports and peer-reviewed studies to support their points.
They have listed some good advice about how best to approach your MP.
Go to their website and then go to your MP. Make it clear that if they want to get re-elected there are votes in cannabis legalization. After you do that, email us and tell us how it went. We would like to make it known how all our MPs feel about legalization (firstname.lastname@example.org).