Trudeau Commits to Legalizing Recreation Marijuana by 2018

Canada’s government is finally introducing long-promised legislation to make recreational marijuana legal across the country. The new law, likely to add to the country’s “liberal haven” reputation, could be in place in time for Canadians to celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday, on July 1, 2018, if not sooner.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government will lay out plans to legalize the drug next month, as early as April 10, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (One rumor says it may be April 20, or 4/20—a date with significance to weed enthusiasts.) The law would reportedly give power to the provinces to establish prices, while making the federal government responsible for the drug’s safety. Canadians would also be allowed to grow pot at home, but be limited to four plants per household.

The legislation ought to sail through Parliament with little opposition, since it has broad support from the left and right . . .

via Recreational marijuana will be legal across Canada by July 1, 2018, Justin Trudeau says — Quartz

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