I first published this article in October, 2001, in the public policy journal, Policy Options. The recent re-emergence of marijuana legalization as a policy issue has prompted me to republish it here. The original title was, simply, “Should We End Prohibition?” – Scott Reid, October 9, 2014.
Scott Reid is the Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. He was first elected in November 2000.
He has previously served as the Shadow Minister (or opposition critic) for Democratic Institutions (2015-2018), Deputy Opposition House Leader (2015-2016), and Deputy Government House Leader (2006-2015).
He also served as the chairman of the subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (2008-2015).
A suggested change to the boundaries between the proposed new riding of Lanark – Frontenac and Kingston & The Islands.