Canada’s Prime Minister Says Marijuana Legalization Law to be Ready by Summer

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says legislation to legalize marijuana should be ready by the summer.

The comments came yesterday at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt during the start of a two-day trip for Trudeau to Victoria and Vancouver. Trudeau – who made it a campaign promise to legalize marijuana – says that until the upcoming proposal becomes law, Canadians must follow existing policies regarding cannabis.

“Until we have a framework to control and regulate marijuana, the current laws apply,” he said.

In December Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation recommended that the nation legalize the plant for everyone 18 and older, while setting a limit of 30 grams (just over an ounce).

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Mandates the Legalization of Cannabis

canadaRecently elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a letter of mandates to the nation’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Among the mandates is that the country must legalize and regulate the recreational use of cannabis, fulfilling a campaign promise by Trudeau that he would legalize cannabis if elected.

In the letter, Trudeau mandates that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General work “with the Ministers of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Health” to “create a federal-provincial-territorial process that will lead to the legalization and regulation of marijuana.”

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Canada’s Liberals Sweep to Victory—With a Marijuana Legalization Platform

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org

canadaflagcannabisLed by Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Liberal Party swept to a strong victory in Monday’s elections.

While results were still being tallied Monday night, it looks as if the party has won enough seats to form a majority government by itself. At press time, the Liberals had won 156 six seats in the lower house of parliament and were leading in 34 more. They only need 170 seats to form a majority in the 338-seat lower chamber.The Liberal platform included, among other things, marijuana legalization:

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