Parsons promises public consultation soon on legal marijuana
The government will start public consultations within the next month or two on how to implement marijuana legalization in Newfoundland and Labrador, Justice Minister Andrew Parsons said.
In a letter to Nunastiavut President Johannes Lampe, Justice Minister Andrew Parsons said he will not intervene to halt criminal charges against Muskrat Falls protesters last fall.
Parsons was responding to a letter to Premier Dwight Ball Tuesday, in which Lampe asked the government to drop criminal proceedings against protesters who entered the Muskrat Falls construction site last fall and briefly shut down work.
“While the attorney general is accountable to the House of Assembly for the operation of the prosecution service, I do not intervene in the day-to-day operations of the service,” Parsons stated in his letter. “Tradition and case law dictate that the director of public prosecutions carries out her function free from any political interference.”