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Marijuana Set to Be Federally Legal in Canada by July 1, 2018


The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018.

CBC News has learned that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan.

Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief who has been stickhandling the marijuana file for the government, briefed the Liberal caucus on the roll-out plan and the legislation during caucus meetings this weekend.

Provinces to control sales

The federal government will be in charge of making sure the country's marijuana supply is safe and secure and Ottawa will license producers.

But the provinces will have the right to decide how the marijuana is distributed and sold. Provincial governments will also have the right to set price.

While Ottawa will set a minimum age of 18 to buy marijuana, the provinces will have the option of setting a higher age limit if they wish.

4 plants per household

As for Canadians who want to grow their own marijuana, they will be limited to four plants per household.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-legal-marijuana-pot-1.4041902




Comments

  • GrumpyGuyGrumpyGuy Member
    edited March 27
    Important to note is that the provinces will have the final say in things, so it won't be surprising if some provinces make it harder to get than others (British Columbia will probably be the easiest since everyone there is already stoned anyway). 

    This should turn into a big new tax revenue source for the Canadian government to squander like it does all the others.

    In the meantime, I'm sure marijuana-related arrests will continue with their usual gusto.

    I'm all for legalizing substances.  It takes some power away from criminal groups that supply drugs while also letting people decide for themselves what they do with their bodies.  Governments don't have that right, in my opinion.
  • mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator
    damn hippies 
    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
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