How is Canada legalizing marijuana?

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How is Canada legalizing marijuana?

Post by Guest on Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:27 am

Neext year Canada will hit a high no other G7 country has reached: legalizing marijuana as a recreational drug.

Fulfilling a campaign promise, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party passed a bill easing restrictions in March—the drug has been available for specialized medical use from dispensaries in several Canadian provinces, including British Columbia and Alberta, since 2001. The new law will come into effect on July 1 2018.

Canadian provinces, law enforcement and medical authorities must resolve a series of legal and practical quandaries before then: How will police test drivers who they suspect are high? How will law enforcement keep the drug out of the hands of young users? How will diplomats renegotiate long-standing international drugs treaties?

These as yet unanswered questions have led some to criticize the rollout as too hasty: Manitoba’s finance minister Cameron Friesen said Monday that the provinces need more time before the new law comes into practice.


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