One of B.C.’s most renowned health researchers is backing Vancouver’s move to regulate marijuana dispensaries.
Dr. Julio Montaner is recognized globally for his work combating HIV/AIDS — something he says came with no help from the Conservative government’s policies.
“They are unable to have a mature, adult conversation about difficult issues, so it’s time for them to go.”
Montaner has watched federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose trash Vancouver’s new pot regulations.
He says it’s the same tactic the Tories have taken with the safe-injection site, Insite, and prescription opioids — policy Montaner has promoted as part of his work.
He says the new regulations are not only the right move, he thinks they should go further.
LISTEN: Dr. Julio Montaner’s comments on the Afternoon Drive show: